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Biology beyond the Genome

The Music of Life: Biology beyond the Genome is the title of Prof Denis Noble’s 2006 book on Systems Biology. In this broadcast from Voices from Oxford, Colin Mayer, Professor of Management Studies at the University of Oxford, challenges Denis Noble to explain what the book is about. The answers are surprising. Moreover, six years after publication of The Music of Life, no-one has responded to the deep questions it raises about the nature of biological science. On the contrary, the detailed experimental evidence for the new view has rapidly grown. Moreover, the social implications of a view radically different from that which was predominant in the 20th century are very profound.

The Music of Life website