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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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Int'l Joint Conferences on Bioinformatics, System Biology and Intelligent Computing (2009: Shanghai, China) Ed.
SIBS and Agilent signed an agreement in 2008 to establish the joint SIBS-Agilent Center for System Biology.
This volume of the two-volume set covers background materials and basic sciences behind genomics, including such topics as prebiotic chemistry on the primitive earth, prebiotic evolution and the origin of life at a system level of understanding, shotgun fragment assembly, gene finding, local sequence similarities, reading and comprehending complete prokaryotic genomes, predicting protein sequencing, DNA-protein interactions, computational problems associated with gene transfer, and noncoding RNA and RNA regulatory networks in the system biology of animals.