Systems biology beyond networks: generating order from disorder through self-organization.

  title={Systems biology beyond networks: generating order from disorder through self-organization.},
  author={Kurt Saetzler and Carlos Sonnenschein and Ana M. Soto},
  journal={Seminars in cancer biology},
  volume={21 3},
Erwin Schrödinger pointed out in his 1944 book "What is Life" that one defining attribute of biological systems seems to be their tendency to generate order from disorder defying the second law of thermodynamics. Almost parallel to his findings, the science of complex systems was founded based on observations on physical and chemical systems showing that inanimate matter can exhibit complex structures although their interacting parts follow simple rules. This is explained by a process known as… CONTINUE READING
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