Genetic code is a programming language

Specifically, it looks like the genetic code is a LISP dialect.

Operon structure of genetic code:
https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/courses-images/wp-content/uploads/sites/1094/2016/11/03164740/OSC_Microbio_11_07_Operon.jpg

LISP function structure:
http://support.ircam.fr/docs/om/om6-manual/res/listprefix.png

Nested genes:
https://player.slideplayer.com/31/9782148/data/images/img11.jpg

Nested LISP cons cells:
https://www.tutorialspoint.com/lisp/images/treestructure.jpg

151 thoughts on “Genetic code is a programming language

  1. J-Mac: I don’t believe you…Do you know why? If it existed, I would be able to find it and you would link it at least once…

    You know what I don’t believe? That you have been looking very hard if you were unable find a single link on positional information in embryogenesis.

    Here you go. Please, if you only read the introduction and watch a few videos (yay! movies) that should already tell you what spatial information differentiating cells need and where it comes from.

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