Commentary on Baverstock; the gene; an appraisal

Prog Biophys Mol Biol. 2023 Mar;178:70-71. doi: 10.1016/j.pbiomolbio.2023.01.004. Epub 2023 Jan 16.


I argue that Baverstock's demotion of the gene in favour of the cellular phenotype is still too limited, and that phenotypes must be considered at multiple irreducible levels. I emphasise process thinking and the significance of agency in living systems.

Publication types

  • Letter

MeSH terms

  • Biological Evolution*
  • Phenotype*