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systems biology

n.
The branch of biology that uses computational techniques to analyze and model how the components of a biological system such as a cell or organism interact with each other to produce the characteristics and behavior of that system.
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This text for advanced biology students highlights some of the design principles of biological systems and provides a mathematical framework for understanding biological networks.
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