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- Connectivity and complex systems: learning from a multi-disciplinary perspective
- Systems biology: a way to make complex problems more understandable
- Introductory Chapter: Systems Biology Consolidating State of the Art Genetics and Bioinformatics
Connectivity and complex systems: learning from a multi-disciplinary perspective
PLoS Pathog 11 5 : e Editor: Heather L. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License , which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript. Competing interests: The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.
Systems biology: a way to make complex problems more understandable
Metrics details. Systems medicine has become a key word in biomedical research. Although it is often referred to as P4- predictive, preventive, personalized and participatory -medicine, it still lacks a clear definition and is open to interpretation. This conceptual lack of clarity complicates the scientific and public discourse on chances, risks and limits of Systems Medicine and may lead to unfounded hopes. Against this background, our goal was to develop a sufficiently precise and widely acceptable definition of Systems Medicine.
Introductory Chapter: Systems Biology Consolidating State of the Art Genetics and Bioinformatics
Metrics details. In recent years, parallel developments in disparate disciplines have focused on what has come to be termed connectivity ; a concept used in understanding and describing complex systems. Conceptualisations and operationalisations of connectivity have evolved largely within their disciplinary boundaries, yet similarities in this concept and its application among disciplines are evident. However, any implementation of the concept of connectivity carries with it both ontological and epistemological constraints, which leads us to ask if there is one type or set of approach es to connectivity that might be applied to all disciplines. In this review we explore four ontological and epistemological challenges in using connectivity to understand complex systems from the standpoint of widely different disciplines.