Kauffman’s Framework for Gene Regulation

Stuart Kauffman’s more comprehensive model of gene regulation is the result of more than thirty years of research. His two books on the subject,The Origins of Order(1993) andAt Home in the Universe(1995), represent the most developed theoretical approach to gene regulation networks. Kauffman’s goal...

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Published in: Ingenious Genes p. 37
Main Author: Roger Sansom
Format: Book Chapter
Language: English
Published: The MIT Press 09-30-2011
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Summary: Stuart Kauffman’s more comprehensive model of gene regulation is the result of more than thirty years of research. His two books on the subject,The Origins of Order(1993) andAt Home in the Universe(1995), represent the most developed theoretical approach to gene regulation networks. Kauffman’s goal in investigating gene regulation networks is different from mine. He is primarily interested in explaining the complex order of development and of gene regulation; I am primarily interested in explaining the evolvability of development and of gene regulation. Organisms are low-entropy states. The second law of thermodynamics tells us low-entropy states are
ISBN: 026219581X
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