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This is a list of what I personally have deemed awesome biophysics papers. These papers formed a foundation of my biophysics knowledge. This list is not perfect, if you have some ideas of papers I should include, send me an email.
Hopfield Kinetic Proofreading
This paper describes a mechanism that allows biological systems to error correct, for example during copying of DNA.
Hopfield Neural Network
Wikipedia Scholarpedia Original Paper Publisher's Site
This work describes an artificial neural network that can be used to model neurons and synapses. This created a whole
new field of study and two other classical papers in this field are Neural Net As Spin Glass (Publisher's Site) and a
Solution to the Traveling Salesman Problem (Publisher's Site).
Types of Noise in Gene Expression (Elowitz Two Color Noise)
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Experimental Paper Publisher's Site
These papers explore the fundamental limitations noise places on the accuracy of the gene expression into proteins.
Watson and Crick