Information : currency of life?

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    In biology, the exception is mostly the rule, and the rule is mostly the exception. However, recent results indicate that known universal concepts in biology such as the genetic code or the utilization of ATP as a source of energy may be complemented by a large class of principles based on Shannon's concept of information. The present position paper discusses various promising pathways toward the formulation of such generic informational principles and their relevance for the realm of biology.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)307-316
    JournalHFSP Journal
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - 2009


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