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Chapter 4

The

Storage and

Flow

of Biological

Information

Information

As discussed in Chapter 3, genes are generally given the place of honor at the core of biological and evolutionary theory. Genes are viewed as the carriers of biological "information." This metaphor may be somewhat overstated, perhaps fitting in too easily with the worldview of the computer age (Kay 2000), but given that caveat, in Chapter 4, we will describe the basic ways information is stored and used by DNA and related molecules.

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