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DOI: 10.14704/nq.2009.7.4.252

On The Lack of a General Theory of Physical Biology

Alfredo Iorio

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By briefly reviewing our research on DNA aggregates and virus structure I point to the fact that the general framework to treat biological phenomena from a physical perspective is lacking. To solve this problem we may or may not need to introduce new physics. Nonetheless, by recalling here Schrödinger's arguments on the physical description of life, I suggest that if new laws need to be introduced to describe living matter with physics perhaps they could emerge from the understanding of how the order and stability of DNA is reflected in the order and stability of the macroscopic organism.

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On The Lack of a General Theory of Physical Biology

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