To understand biological life’s (<as far as we presently know> carbon based metabolism) emergent properties, one must understand how all the parts of a biological system/s are functionally integrated. Systems biology and reductionism compliment each other in this investigation.
Basics of Systems Strategy Theory
1st-inventory as many parts as possible (e.g. known proteins in a cell)
2nd-investigate how each part behaves in relation to others working in the system (e.g. protein to protein interactions)
3rd-pool all data from many research terms/teams and apply them into System Network Models (tech. sense).
Feedback: mechanism enabling biological processes to self-regulate.
Feedback Regulation: the output / the product of a process that regulates that very process
Negative Feedback: most common form of regulation. The accumulation of an end product of a process slows that very process.
Positive Feedback: an end product speeds up its production (e.g. blood clotting after an injury <chemicals released by platelets which attract more platelets.>)