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A call for a better understanding of causation in cell biology

Bizzarri, M., Brash, D.E., Briscoe, J., Grieneisen, V.A., Stern, C.D. and Levin, M. 2019. A call for a better understanding of causation in cell biology. Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology 20 , pp. 261-262. 10.1038/s41580-019-0127-1

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Abstract

What does it mean to say that event X caused outcome Y in biology? Explaining the causal structure underlying the dynamic function of living systems is a central goal of biology. Transformative advances in regenerative medicine and synthetic bioengineering will require efficient strategies to cause desired system-level outcomes. We present a perspective on the need to move beyond the classical ‘necessary and sufficient’ approach to biological causality.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Biosciences
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
ISSN: 1471-0072
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2019 08:40
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/123745

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