The network remains

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Eric Davidson was a legend both in his science and his personality. He inspired and challenged a new generation of developmental biologists and I was lucky to be one of them. He changed the way we think about biological interactions by synthesizing a large scale, almost incomprehensible set of data into a causal model of a gene regulatory network. While his death leaves a big hole in our lives, his contribution to the conceptualization of regulatory biology will inspire developmental and evolutionary biologists for decades to come.

Original languageEnglish
Article number32
JournalHistory and Philosophy of the Life Sciences
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2017

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  • Gene regulatory networks
  • Scientific development
  • Scientific inspiration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • History
  • History and Philosophy of Science


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