• Overcoming randomness does not rule out the importance of inherent randomness for functionality

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      Mechanisms of disease; quantum physics; randomness; system biology

    • Abstract


      Randomness is intrinsic to many natural processes. It is also clear that, under certain conditions, disorders are not associatedwith functionality. Several examples in which overcoming, suppressing, or combining both randomness and non-randomnessis required are drawn from various fields. However, the need to suppress or overcome randomness does not negateits importance under certain conditions and its significance in valid processes and organ functions. Randomness should beacknowledged rather than ignored or suppressed; it can be viewed, at worst, as a disturbing disorder that may be treated toproduce order, or, at best, as a ‘beneficial disorder’ that can be considered as a higher level of functionality.

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      1. Department of Medicine, Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
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  • Journal of Biosciences | News

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