DNA Information: Laws of Perception

  • Georgi Muskhelishvili

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology book series (BRIEFSBIOCHEM)

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This book explores the double coding property of DNA, which is manifested in the digital and analog information types as two interdependent codes. This double coding principle can be applied to all living systems, from the level of the individual cell to entire social systems, seen as systems of communication. Further topics discussed include the ubiquitous problem of logical typing, which reflects our inherent incapacity to simultaneously perceive discontinuity and continuity, the problem of time, and the peculiarities of autopoietic living systems. It is shown that the scientific “truths” that appear to be coherent constructions connecting the scientifically verified observations by the rules of logic are in fact always relative and never absolute.


Autopoietic living system DNA configuration dynamics Double-coding principle Genetic information Logical typing Self-referentiality Syntactic and semantic properties of DNA Transcriptional regulatory networks (TRNs)

Authors and affiliations

  • Georgi Muskhelishvili
    • 1
  1. 1.Jacobs University, School of Engineering & ScienceBremenGermany

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  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-17424-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-17425-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-9353
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-9361
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