Is DNA a language?

  title={Is DNA a language?},
  author={Anastasios A. Tsonis and James B. Elsner and Panagiotis A. Tsonis},
  journal={Journal of theoretical biology},
  volume={184 1},
DNA sequences usually involve local construction rules that affect different scales. As such their "dictionary" may not follow Zipf's law (a power law) which is followed in every natural language. Indeed, analysis of many DNA sequences suggests that no linguistics connections to DNA exist and that even though it has structure DNA is not a language. Computer simulations and a biological approach to this problem further support these results.