Most of the topics covered in "Emergent Computation: Emphasizing Bioinformatics" deal with subjects that typically are an integral part of modern genetics. The generally accepted viewpoint in modern genetics is that DNA, RNA, and Proteins fairly exhaust the subject of genetics. The author has taken great care not to subscribe to this viewpoint about genetics. The author has risked appearing to underwrite this biased viewpoint about genetics. The material covered in "Emergent Computation: Emphasizing Bioinformatics" stands, independently of any specific views concerning genetics a. The author's position is in agreement with the views held by a number of scientists: Many scientists do not subscribe to such a narrow point of view that genetics is reducible to DNA, RNA, and Proteins. Some differing views include the following.
a DNA and RNA my be viewed as subjects of genetics, or alternatively, as subjects of chemistry (apart from genetics). Indeed, much of the work dealing with DNA and RNA in Chiral chemistry, synthetic oligonucleotide bases, and nanotechnology takes this viewpoint.
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