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Genes and causation.

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Relating genotypes to phenotypes is problematic not only owing to the extreme complexity of the interactions between genes, proteins and high-level physiological functions but also because the paradigms for genetic causality in biological systems are seriously confused. This paper examines some of the misconceptions, starting with the changing definitions of a gene, from the cause of phenotype characters to the stretches of DNA. I then assess whether the 'digital' nature of DNA sequences guar...

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10.1098/rsta.2008.0086

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Physiology Anatomy and Genetics
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Author
Journal:
Philosophical transactions. Series A, Mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences
Volume:
366
Issue:
1878
Pages:
3001-3015
Publication date:
2008-09-05
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EISSN:
1471-2962
ISSN:
1364-503X
URN:
uuid:8ccfaf52-ca6e-4f96-a55c-59fc298b4509
Source identifiers:
237831
Local pid:
pubs:237831

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