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Biological Networks: The Tinkerer as an Engineer

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Science  26 Sep 2003:
Vol. 301, Issue 5641, pp. 1866-1867
DOI: 10.1126/science.1089072

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This viewpoint comments on recent advances in understanding the design principles of biological networks. It highlights the surprising discovery of “good-engineering” principles in biochemical circuitry that evolved by random tinkering.

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