The genome‐centric concept: resynthesis of evolutionary theory

  title={The genome‐centric concept: resynthesis of evolutionary theory},
  author={Henry H. Q. Heng},
  • H. Heng
  • Published 1 May 2009
  • Biology
  • BioEssays
Modern biology has been heavily influenced by the gene‐centric concept. Paradoxically, this very concept – on which bioresearch is based – is challenged by the success of gene‐based research in terms of explaining evolutionary theory. To overcome this major roadblock, it is essential to establish new theories, to not only solve the key puzzles presented by the gene‐centric concept, but also to provide a conceptual framework that allows the field to grow. This paper discusses a number of… 
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