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Reading List

Here is a selection of works that can help introduce both scientists and laypersons to the principals of generative medicine:

General Interest

  • The Web of Life by Fritjof Capra Capra
  • Complexity, A Guided Tour by Melanie Mitchell
  • Thinking in Systems: A Primer by Donella H. Meadows
  • Linked: How Everything Is Connected to Everything Else and What It Means by Albert-László Barabási


  • Re-Engineering Philosophy for Limited Beings: Piecewise Approximations to Reality by William C. Wimsatt
  • What is Life? by Erwin Schrödinger and Roger Penrose
  • The Re-Emergence of Emergence: The Emergentist Hypothesis from Science to Religion by Philip Clayton and Paul Davies

  • Building Bioinformatics Solutions: with Perl, R and MySQL by Conrad Bessant,
  • Beginning Perl for Bioinformatics by James D. Tisdall
  • Genomic Perl: From Bioinformatics Basics to Working Code by Rex A.Dwyer
  • Perl for Exploring DNA by Mark D. LeBlanc and Betsey Dexter Dyer
  • Introduction to Bioinformatics by Arthur M. Lesk

Systems/ Computational Biology:
  • An Introduction to Systems Biology: Design Principles of Biological Circuits by Uri Alon
  • The Regulatory Genome: Gene Regulatory Networks In Development And Evolution by Eric H. Davidson
  • Systems Biology by Edda Klipp, Wolfram Liebermeister, Christoph Wierling and Axel Kowald
  • Computational Modeling of Gene Regulatory Networks: A Primer by Hamid Bolouri

Evolutionary Developmental Biology:
  • Epigenetics by Danny Reinberg and Thomas Jenuwein
  • Evolution in Four Dimensions: Genetic, Epigenetic, Behavioral, and Symbolic Variation in the History of Life by Eva Jablonka, Marion J. Lamb and Anna Zeligowski

Personalized Medicine:
  • Personal Genomics and Personalized Medicine by Hamid Bolouri