Saturday, April 08, 2006
This month's Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology is dedicated to "Systems" Biology. This is a redundant term but the distinction is necessary today since most of biology operates under a reductionist paradigm rather than focusing on systems. It's time to start doing so because the key to understanding and manipulating the phenotypes of cells, organisms and populations (the only worthwhile reason for studying for biology in the first place) is essentially an exercise in modeling complex systems. So read it. Also, http://www.systems-biology.org/ is a great resource, with links to hot new papers, conferences etc. The First Conference on Systems Biology of Mammalian Cells...interesting.
Posted by Bayman at 9:10 PM