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Innateness and Genetic Information

Peter Godfrey‐Smith

in The Innate Mind, Volume 3: Foundations and the Future

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195332834
eISBN:
9780199868117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332834.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter examines the idea that innateness can be understood in terms of genetic coding or genetic programming. A distinction is made between characteristics that are coded for or programmed for ... More


Plant Biotechnology: The Magic of Making GM Plants

C. Neal Stewart

in Genetically Modified Planet: Environmental Impacts of Genetically Engineered Plants

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195157451
eISBN:
9780199790388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157451.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Biotechnology

Transgenic plant technology is possible because of the conservation of gene expression mechanisms among diverse organisms, in which the flow of information goes from DNA to RNA to protein. The ... More


The DNA of COINs: Creativity, Collaboration, and Communication

Peter A. Gloor

in Swarm Creativity: Competitive Advantage through Collaborative Innovation Networks

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195304121
eISBN:
9780199789771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304121.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This chapter uses examples from history to show how creativity, collaboration, and communication — in networks of people — have advanced civilization through to some of the greatest innovations of ... More


Structural and molecular features of non-standard genetic codes

Maria do Céu Santos and Manuel A. S. Santos

in Codon Evolution: Mechanisms and Models

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199601165
eISBN:
9780191810114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199601165.003.0017
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Genetic code alterations and expansions are likely relevant evolutionary events for the organisms that host them. Their study provides important new insight into how the genetic code evolved from 1 ... More


Rapid evolution of animal mitochondrial DNA

Xuhua Xia

in Rapidly Evolving Genes and Genetic Systems

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199642274
eISBN:
9780191774751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199642274.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Three factors contribute to the rapid evolutionary rate and rate heterogeneity in animal mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA). First, different mtDNA lineages feature different DNA replication mechanisms with ... More


How a Genetic Code Became an Information System

Lily E. Kay

in Systems, Experts, and Computers: The Systems Approach in Management and Engineering, World War II and After

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262082853
eISBN:
9780262275873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262082853.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter examines first and foremost the emergence of the information discourse in biology at the end of the 1940s, and then follows its instantiation in the later analyses of genetic codes, ... More


Bioethics in the Age of New Media

Joanna Zylinska

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262240567
eISBN:
9780262255141
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262240567.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Bioethical dilemmas, including those over genetic screening, compulsory vaccination, and abortion, have been the subject of ongoing debates in the media, and among the public, professionals, and ... More


Junkware

Thierry Bardini

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816667505
eISBN:
9781452946580
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816667505.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Are we made of junk? This book believes we are. Examining an array of cybernetic structures from genetic codes to communication networks, it explores the idea that most of culture and nature, ... More


Early Ancestors of Existing Cells

Andrew Pohorille

in Protocells: Bridging Nonliving and Living Matter

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262182683
eISBN:
9780262282093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262182683.003.0025
Subject:
Biology, Microbiology

This chapter addresses protocell research from the perspective of nonlinear chemical dynamical systems. It assumes that early cell ancestors were formed before the genetic code for protein synthesis ... More


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