|Title||The evolution of molecular biology into systems biology.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2004|
|Authors||Westerhoff HV, Palsson BØ|
|PubMed Date||2004 Oct|
|Keywords||Biomedical Engineering, Genomics, History, 20th Century, History, 21st Century, Models, Biological, Molecular Biology, Systems Biology|
Systems analysis has historically been performed in many areas of biology, including ecology, developmental biology and immunology. More recently, the genomics revolution has catapulted molecular biology into the realm of systems biology. In unicellular organisms and well-defined cell lines of higher organisms, systems approaches are making definitive strides toward scientific understanding and biotechnological applications. We argue here that two distinct lines of inquiry in molecular biology have converged to form contemporary systems biology.
|Alternate Journal||Nat. Biotechnol.|