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Proceedings 2017, 1(3), 61; doi:10.3390/IS4SI-2017-04047

Information and Intelligence in the Living Cell: A Fundamental Hiatus for Information Science?

Aragon Institute of Health Sciences (IACS)—Foundation IIS Aragón, Zaragoza, Spain
Presented at the IS4SI 2017 Summit DIGITALISATION FOR A SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY, Gothenburg, Sweden, 12–16 June 2017.
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Published: 9 June 2017
(This article belongs to the Proceedings of the IS4SI 2017 Summit DIGITALISATION FOR A SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY)
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The new panorama that computers and the new technologies have opened on the entire molecular processes of life, from bioinformatics to “omic” disciplines, and from systems biology to signaling science (to name but a few of the new bioinformational fields), have not cohered yet into a consistent informational scheme or new theory of the cell, so that further high-level characteristics such as meaning, fitness, complexity, and intelligence—closely related to the adaptive relationship with the environment—cannot be consistently approached. Rather, a spattering of dozens of specialized disciplines scarcely interconnected are dealing with multiple partial aspects. Subsequently, explaining the emergence of astonishing integrative inventions related to multicellularity, e.g., the origins of nervous systems and the further development of neuronal complexity, is left in the shadow.
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Marijuan, P.C.; Moral, R. Information and Intelligence in the Living Cell: A Fundamental Hiatus for Information Science? Proceedings 2017, 1, 61.

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