Comparing a genome to Linux. Interesting considerations regarding biology and engineering.
A recent paper compares the transcriptional regulatory network of a cell to the Linux call graph. The comparison is intriguing in light of the different directed graphs that emerge from the analysis.
The cell's graph is more hierarchical with less overlap between functions. One can speculate the graphs are different because different principles are at work in biology and engineering.
A big caveat is that a graph is just a representation of a model that the researchers devised to visualize and analyze. It is just one of the possible infinite models ...