An Outline of Informational Genetics

An Outline of Informational Genetics

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Providing geneticists with an introduction to information theory and error-correcting codes as necessary tools of hereditary communication is the primary goal of this book. Some biological consequences of their use are also discussed, and guesses about hypothesized genomic codes are presented. Another goal is prompting communication engineers to get interested in genetics and biology, thereby broadening their horizon far beyond the technological field, and learning from the most outstanding engineer: Nature.The search for block codes resulted in the invention of a large number of code families. The simplest one is that of the Hamming codes, which can correct a single bit in error. The code taken as example in Sec. 6.4.2 is actually a slightlyanbsp;...

Title:An Outline of Informational Genetics
Author:Gérard Battail
Publisher:Morgan & Claypool Publishers - 2008


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