Exploring the Systems of Life

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Science  02 Apr 1999:
Vol. 284, Issue 5411, pp. 80-83
DOI: 10.1126/science.284.5411.80a

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Biologists are realizing that understanding how the parts of a biological system--genes or molecules--interact is just as important as understanding the parts themselves. So they are teaming up with physicists and engineers to document how all the different cellular players work together in complex tasks such as determining when a cell divides and how gene expression is regulated.