There is a revolution occurring in the biological sciences. It took off just a couple of years ago and is now clearly visible in the literature. Some scientists in the field like to refer to the development as the birth of systems biology, whereas others prefer not to put a label on what is happening. Modern molecular biology was born with the discovery that genetics is based on nucleic acid chemistry (Watson and Crick 1953), and one way to define it is to say that molecular biology is a large box of tools to do genetics by manipulating DNA. This definition may sound disheartening, but its positive side is that the tools can be applied to all aspects of biology to solve essentially all scientific problems that may arise.
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