The scientific challenge of the 21st century: from a reductionist to a holistic approach via systems biology

Abstract

In the 20th century the study of life was generally approached with a reductionistic approach: analysing the simple and extrapolating to more complex systems. Thanks to this strategy the most important functions of a living organism have been dissected and elucidated: the structure of DNA, the complex machinery subserving the synthesis of proteins, the… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2202-7-S1-S1

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