Biology is simple

Tim Newman (Lead / Corresponding author)

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This paper explores the potential for simplicity to reveal new biological understanding. Borrowing selectively from physics thinking, and contrasting with Crick's reductionist philosophy, the author argues that greater emphasis on simplicity is necessary to advance biology and its applications.

Original languageEnglish
Article number063002
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Biology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 30 Dec 2015


  • biophysics
  • interdisciplinary science
  • simplicity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology
  • Structural Biology


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