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Ingenious Genes: How Gene Regulation Networks Evolve to Control Development

Roger Sansom


Each of us is a collection of more than ten trillion cells, busy performing tasks crucial to our continued existence. Gene regulation networks, consisting of a subset of genes called transcription factors, control cellular activity, producing the right gene activities for the many situations that the multiplicity of cells in our bodies face. Genes working together make up a truly ingenious system. This book investigates how gene regulation works and how such a refined but simple system evolved, describing in detail two frameworks for understanding gene regulation. The first, developed by the t ... More

Keywords: gene regulation, transcription factors, cellular activity, Stuart Kauffman, gene expression, cells, connectionist framework, artificial intelligence, philosophy of mind, microenvironments

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780262195812
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262195812.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Roger Sansom, author