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Review & comment
How is organ size regulated? Khammash and colleagues address this central mystery of biology with a mathematical model, and in an accompanying Commentary Charles Stevens explains why this is not ‘just a theory’.
Jeremy Gunawardena and colleagues describe a graph-based framework for gene regulation that can accommodate non-equilibrium mechanisms. David Pincus discusses why such a theoretical framework is important.
In her open questions contribution to BMC Biology, Heidi McBride urges the importance of integrating the emerging cell and molecular biology, with all its –omics, into a new physiological understanding of the mitochondrion
There is much phenomenological evidence for a connection between DNA methylation patterns and aging. Marc Jung and Gern Pfeifer review the evidence and discuss the possible connection between methylation and the effects of dietary restriction on longevity.
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