The Unconventionality of Nature: Biology, from Noise to Functional Randomness

@inproceedings{Bravi2015TheUO,
  title={The Unconventionality of Nature: Biology, from Noise to Functional Randomness},
  author={Barbara Bravi and Giuseppe Longo},
  booktitle={UCNC},
  year={2015}
}
In biology, phenotypes’ variability stems from stochastic gene expression as well as from extrinsic fluctuations that are largely based on the contingency of developmental paths and on ecosystemic changes. Both forms of randomness constructively contribute to biological robustness, as resilience, far away from conventional computable dynamics, where elaboration and transmission of information are robust when they resist to noise. We first survey how fluctuations may be inserted in biochemical… 
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