What are some salient examples where systems biology has helped explain a complex process?

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What are some salient examples where systems biology has helped explain a complex process?

Systems biology:

Systems biology may be defined as the computational and mathematical modelling of complex biological systems. In contrast to other approaches, which examine isolated specific biological reactions, systems biology takes a holistic, rather than a reductionistic, approach.

Systems biology examines the properties and functioning of cells, tissues and organs as systems. It involves the use of "big data", and usually describes the complex systems of cell signalling and metabolic networks.

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An example of the success of the systems approach to biology is the whole cell model of the microorganism Mycoplasma genitalium, published in 2012....

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