Search for Organizing Principles: Understanding in Systems Biology
Due in large measure to the explosive progress in molecular biology, biology has become arguably the most exciting scientific field. The first half of the 21st century is sometimes referred to as the 'era of biology', analogous to the first half of the 20th century, which was considered to be the 'era of physics'. Yet, biology is facing a crisis ? or is it an opportunity ? reminiscent of the state of biology in pre-double-helix time. The principal challenge facing systems biology is complexity.