End of The Gene

Exhibit A: Reductio Ad Absurdum

Exhibit B: Genetic Dark Matter

“A fruit fly study suggests the whole-genome approach may be the way to go.”

Exhibit C: The Genome vs The Gene

Exhibit D: The Proteome vs The Genome

“you need to look at the things that the genes are producing, and what’s happening after the genetics.”

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  • Anonymous

    I think it’s pretty clear that the overall machinery that controls cells is akin to a complex computer program and “genes” are just the structs. Try to figure out what a piece of software will do if you can only look at the structs. Heck, even if you knew all the components beyond the structs, you still have the Halting Problem to contend with. Which raises the question, are cells _obfuscated_ programs :-)

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