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      DNA polymerases


      Origins of life


      Computer algorithms and analysis of biological sequences


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Ninio, J. (1982) Molecular approaches to evolution. Pitman, London and (1983) Princeton University Press, Princeton. Also in French (Masson, Paris, 1979) and Japanese (Kinokuniya Press, Tokyo, 1984).


Ninio, J. (1989, 1991, 1996, 2011) L'empreinte des sens. Perception, mémoire, langage.  Odile Jacob, Paris.  Also in Portugese (Instituto Piaget, Lisbon, 1994).


Ninio, J. (1989) La dinamica de las ideas en biologia. Conversaciones de Montevideo. Presses de l'Université de la République, Montevideo. (1991) La biologie buissonnière. Seuil, coll. "Science ouverte".


Ninio, J. (1994) Stéréomagie. Seuil, Paris. Estereomagia, Martins Fontes, São Paulo.


Ninio, J. (2001) The science of illusions. Cornell University Press, Ithaca. Also in French (Odile Jacob, Paris. 1998), German (Gustav Kiepenhauer, Leipzig, 1999), Greek (Katoptro, Athens, 2000) and Japanese (Shin-yo-sha, Tokyo, 2004).


Ninio, J. (2011) Au coeur de la mémoire. Odile Jacob, Paris.








Ninio, J., Favre, A. et Yaniv, M. (1969) Molecular model for transfer RNA. Nature 233, 1333-1335.


Ninio, J. (1971) Properties of nucleic acid representations. 1. Topology. Biochimie 53, 485-494.


Ninio, J., Luzzati, V. et Yaniv, M. (1972) Comparative small-angle X-ray scattering studies on unacylated, acylated and cross-linked Escherichia coli  transfer RNA Val. 1. J. Mol. Biol. 71, 217-229.






Ninio, J. (1971) Codon-anticodon recognition : the missing triplet hypothesis. J. Mol. Biol. 56, 63-82.


Ninio, J. (1973) Recognition in nucleic acids and the anticodon families. Progress in Nucleic Acids Res. Mol. Biol. 13, 301-337.


Ninio, J. (1974) A semi-quantitative treatment of missense and nonsense suppression in the strA and ram ribosomal mutants of Escherichia coli . Evaluation of some molecular parameters of translation in vivo. J. Mol. Biol. 84, 297-313.


Ninio, J. (1975) La précision dans la traduction génétique. Dand Ecole de Roscoff 1974. L'évolution des macromolécules biologiques. (Sadron, C., ed.) pp. 51-68. CNRS, Paris.


Ninio, J. (1975) Kinetic amplification of enzyme discrimination. Biochimie 57, 587-595.  


Ninio, J. (1977) Are further kinetic amplification schemes possible? Biochimie 59, 759-760.


Ninio, J. et Chapeville, F. (1980) Recognition: the kinetic concepts. In Chemical recognition in biology (Chapeville, F. et Haenni, A.-L., eds.) pp. 78-85, Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg.


Ninio, J. (1986) Fine tuning of ribosomal accuracy. FEBS Lett. 196, 1-4.


Ninio, J. (1986) Kinetic and probabilistic thinking in accuracy. In Accuracy in Molecular Processes (Kirkwood. T.B.L., Rosenberger, R. and Galas, D.J., eds) Chapman & Hall, London, pp. 291-328.


Ninio, J. (1987) Kinetic devices in protein synthesis, DNA replication and mismatch repair. Cold Spring Harb. Symp. Quant. Biol. 52, 639-646.


Ninio, J. (2006) Multiple stages in codon-anticodon recognition : double-trigger mechanisms and geometric constraints. Biochimie 88, 963-992.

Ninio, J. (2012) Ribosomal kinetics and accuracy: Sequence engineering to the rescue. Journal of Molecular Biology 422, 325-327.



Ninio, J. (1987) Alternative to the steady-state method : Derivation of reaction rates from first passag times and pathway probabilities. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA 84, 663-667.





Ninio, J., Bernardi, F., Brun, G., Assairi, L., Lauber, M. et Chapeville, F. (1975) On the mechanism of nucleotide incorporation into DNA and RNA. FEBS Letters 57, 139-144.


Bernardi, F. et Ninio, J. (1978) The accuracy of DNA replication. Biochimie 60, 1083-1095.


Bernardi, F., Saghi, M., Dorizzi, M. and Ninio, J. (1979) A new approach to DNA polymerase kinetics. J. Mol. Biol. 129, 93-112.


Herbomel, P. et Ninio, J. (1980) Fidélité d'une réaction de polymérisation selon la proximité de l'équilibre. Comptes-Rendus Acad. Sci. Paris, Série D, 291, 881-884.


Papanicolaou, C., Dorizzi, M. et Ninio, J. (1984) A memory effect in DNA replication. Biochimie 66, 43-48


Papanicolaou, C., Lecomte, P. and Ninio, J. (1986)  Mnemonic aspects of Escherichia coli DNA Polymerase I. Interaction with one template influences the next interaction with another template. J. Mol. Biol. 189, 435-448.


 Lecomte, P.J. and Ninio, J. (1987) Variations with position of replication errors due to exonuclease warm-up. FEBS Lett. 221, 194-198.


Lecomte, P.J. et Ninio, J. (1988). Nucleotide excision by E. coli  DNA polymerase I in proofreading and non-proofreading modes. Biochim. et Biophys. Acta 951, 255-260.





Ninio, J. (1975) Considerations on the problem of the joint evolution of two different translation apparatuses within the same cell. In Molecular biology of nucleocytoplasmic relationships (Puiseux-Dao, C., ed.) pp. 31-39, Elsevier, Amsterdam.


Ninio, J. (1981) Molecular evolution: a walk in the sequence space. In: Food, Nutrition and Evolution  (Walcher, D.N. & Kretschmer, N., eds), pp. 9-13, Masson Publishing, New-York.


Ninio, J. (1986) Diversity and accuracy in evolution: sketches past, present and future. In Accuracy in Molecular Processes (Kirkwood. T.B.L., Rosenberger, R. and Galas, D.J., eds) Chapman & Hall, London, pp. 381-391.


Ninio, J. (1986) Divergence in the genetic code. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 14, 455-457.


Ninio, J. and Bokor, V. (1986) Stratégies d’adaptation moléculaire. La Vie des Sciences 3, 121-136.


Ninio, J. (1990) The revised genetic code. Origins of Life and Evolution of the Biosphere 20, 167-171.


Ninio, J. (1991)  Transient mutators: a semiquantitative analysis of the influence of translation and transcription errors  on mutation rates. Genetics 129, 957-962.


Ninio, J. (1991) Connections between translation, transcription and replication error-rates. Biochimie  73, 1517-1523.


Ninio, J. (1996) Gene conversion as a focusing mechanism for correlated mutations: a hypothesis. Mol. Gen. Genet. 251, 503-508.


Ninio, J. (1997) The evolutionary design of error-rates and the fast fixation enigma. Origins of Life and Evolution of the Biosphere, 27, 609-621.


Ninio, J. (2000) Illusory defects and mismatches : Why must DNA repair always be (slightly) error prone ? BioEssays 22, 396-401.


Ninio, J. (2010) Frail hypotheses in evolutionary biology. PLoS Genetics 6, e1001067






Ninio, J. and Orgel, E. (1978) Heteropolynucleotides as templates for non-enzymatic polymerizations. J. Mol. Evol. 12, 91-99.


Maurel, M-C. and Ninio, J. (1987) Catalysis by a prebiotic nucleotide analog of histidine. Biochimie 69, 551-553.


Ninio, J. (2007) Errors and alternatives in prebiotic replication and catalysis. Chemistry and Biodiversity 4, 622-632. Reprinted (2008) in Origin of LIfe. Chemical Approach (P. Herdewijn and M.V. Kisakürek, eds), VHCA, Zürich and Wiley VCH, Weinheim, Germany, pp. 115-125.




Ninio, J. (1986)  Adaptation and evolution in the immune system. In Evolutionary processes and theory (S. Karlin and E. Nevo, eds.) Academic Press, New-York, pp. 143-165.


Ninio, J. (1986) A ternary cellular complex between B and T lymphocytes and antigen-presenting cells ? Immunology Today 7, 354.


Ninio, J. (1988) Where did the macrophage get the antigen from? In Theoretical Immunology, Part One (A.S. Perelson, ed.), pp. 127-129. Addison-Wesley, New-York.


Ninio, J. and Amigorena S. (2004) How B cells and dendritic cells may cooperate in antigen purification. J. Theoret. Biol. 231, 309-317.





Ninio, J. (1979) Prediction of pairing schemes in RNA molecules. Loop contributions and energy of wobble and non-wobble pairs. Biochimie 61, 1133-1150.


Dumas, J-P. and Ninio, J. (1982) Efficient algorithms for folding and comparing nucleic acid sequences. Nucleic Acids Res. 10, 197-206.


Ninio, J. (1983) L'explosion des séquences: les années folles 1980-1990. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 11, 305-313.


Papanicolaou, C., Gouy, M. and Ninio, J. (1984) An energy model that predicts the correct folding of both the tRNA and the 5S RNA molecules. Nucleic Acids Res. 12, 31-44.


Mizraji, E. and Ninio, J. (1985) Graphical coding of nucleic acid sequences. Biochimie 67, 445-448.


Gouy, M., Marlière, P., Papanicolaou, C. et Ninio, J. (1985) Prediction des structures secondaires dans les acides nucléïques: aspects algorithmiques et physiques. Biochimie 67, 523-531.

Ninio, J. et Mizraji, E. (1989). String analysis and energy minimization in the partition of DNA sequences. J. Mol. Biol. 207, 585-596.


Ninio, J. et Mizraji, E. (1995) Perceptible features in graphical representations of nucleic acid sequences. In Visualizing biological information (C.A. Pickover, ed.) World Scientific, Singapore, pp. 33-42.




Ninio, J. (2002) Maurice Hofnung - quelques souvenirs. Research in Microbiology  153, 481-484.








Ninio, J. (1988) Modèle de mémoire iconique localisée, réplicable et associative, utilisant le temps partagé et trois modes de communications neuronales. Comptes-Rendus Acad. Sci. Paris Série III, 306, 545-550.


Ninio, J. (1996) Architecture for a replicative memory. In "Neurobiology : Ionic channels, neurons, and the brain" (V. Torre and F. Conti, eds), Plenum Press, New-York, pp. 309-315.


Brunel, N. and Ninio, J. (1997) Time to detect the difference between two images presented side by side. Cognitve Brain Research 5, 273-282.


Ninio, J. (1998) Acquisition of shape information in working memory, as a function of viewing time and number of consecutive images : evidence for a succession of discrete storage classes. Cognitive Brain Research 7, 57-69.


Ninio, J. (2004) Testing sequence effects in visual memory: clues for a structural model. Acta Psychologica 116, 263-283.


Ninio, J. (2011) Folded sheet versus transparent sheet models for human symmetry judgements. Symmetry 3, 503-523.






Ninio, J. (1977) The geometry of the correspondence between two retinal projections. Perception 6, 627-643.


Ninio, J. (1981) Random-curve stereograms : a flexible tool for the study of binocular vision. Perception 10, 403-410.


Ninio, J. (1985) Orientational versus horizontal disparity in the stereoscopic appreciation of slant. Perception 14, 305-314.


Ninio, J. et Mizraji, E. (1985) Errors in the stereoscopic separation of surfaces represented with two regular textures. Perception 14, 315-328.


Ninio, J. (1988) 3D Texture: Stereo psychophysics and geometry. In Natural computation  (Richards, W., ed.) pp. 266-278. M.I.T. Press, Cambridge. Réédition des articles parus dans Perception en 1977 et 1981.


Ninio, J. et Herlin, I. (1988). Speed and accuracy of 3D interpretation of linear stereograms. Vision Res. 28, 1223-1233.


Herbomel, P. and Ninio, J. (1993) Processing of linear elements in stereopsis: Effects of positional and orientational distinctiveness. Vision Research 33, 1813-1825.


Ninio, J. (1999) Percezione del rilievo e visione stereoscopica. In "La percezione visiva" (F. Purghé, N. Stucchi and A. Olivero, eds), Utet Libreria, Torino, pp. 411-437.


Ninio, J. (2000) Curvature biases in stereoscopic vision: A nasotemporal asymmetry. Perception 29, 1219-1230.


Rychkova, S.I., and Ninio, J. (2009) Paradoxical fusion of two images and depth perception with a squinting eye. Vision Research 49, 530-535.


Rychkova, S.I. and Ninio, J. (2011) Alternation frequency thresholds for stereopsis as a technique for exploring stereoscopic difficulties. i-Perception 2, 50-68.





Ninio, J.  (1979) An algorithm that generates a large number of geometrical visual illusions. J. Theoret. Biol. 79, 167-201.  


Ninio, J. (1983) The brain as a geometer. J. Theoret. Biol. 103, 1-9.


Ninio, J. and O’Regan, J.K. (1996) The half-Zöllner illusion. Perception 25, 77-94.  


Ninio, J. et O'Regan, J.K. (1999) Characterisation of the misalignment and misangulation components on the Poggendorff and corner-Poggendorff illusions. Perception 28, 949-964.


Ninio, J. (2000) Aspects of human shape perception. In "Pattern formation in biology, vision and dynamics" (A. Carbone, M. Gromov and P. Prusinkiewicz, eds), World Scientific, Singapore, pp. 365-381.


Ninio, J. and Stevens, K.A. (2000) Variations on the Hermann grid: an extinction illusion. Perception 29, 1209-1217.


Ninio, J. (2001) Flashing lines. Perception 30, 253-257.


Ninio, J. (2002) Orientation-dependent contrast. Perception 31, 637-640.


Ninio, J. (2004) Scintillations, extinctions, and  other  new  visual  effects. In "Seeing, thinking and knowing" (A. Carsetti, ed.) Kluwer, Dordrecht, pp. 191-201.


Ninio, J. and Pinna, B. (2006) Orthogonal expansion : a neglected factor in tilt illusions. Psychologia 49, 23-27.

Ninio, J. (2014) Geometrical illusions are not always where you think they are: a review of some classical and less classical illusions, and ways to describe them. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, volume 8, article 856, doi:10.3389/fnhum2014.00856



Ninio,  J. (2007) Designing visually rich, nearly random textures. Spatial Vision 20, 561-577. Reprinted (2008) in Spatial Vision Perspectives, Vol. 2 part 1: Art and Perception. Towards a Visual Science of Art (B. Pinna, ed.) pp. 69-85 and Plates XV and XVI.


Ninio, J. (2007) The science and craft of autostereograms. Spatial Vision 21, 185-200. Reprinted (2008) in Spatial Vision Perspectives, Vol. 2 part 1: Art and Perception. Towards a Visual Science of Art (B. Pinna, ed.) pp. 269-284.








Ninio, J. (2007) Doubts about quantal analysis. J. Neurophysiol. 98, 1827-1835.








Ninio, J. (1976) Evolutionnisme et origines de la vie. La Recherche 7, 325-324.

Ninio, J. (1978) Les surprises du RNA ribosomal. La Recherche 9, 276-279.

Ninio, J. et Bokor, V. (1986) Stratégies d'adaptation moléculaire. La vie des Sciences 3, 121-136.

Ninio, J. (1994) La vision stéréoscopique, sens méconnu. Pour la Science  197, 28-35.

Ninio, J. (1996) Onirogrammes. Pour la Science  221, 108-109. Onirogramas. Investigacion y Ciencia 242, 50-51.

Ninio, J. (1996) Flottements. Pour la Science 223, 96-97.

Ninio, J. et Brunel, N. (1997) La mémoire saisie au vol. Pour la Science 242, 24-26.

Ninio, J. (1998) Comment le cerveau donne forme à l'image. La Recherche 305, 103-109. (2003) Repris dans "Les dons de l'image"  (Alain Cambier, ed.), L'Harmattan, Paris, pp. 41-67). (1998) Traduction espagnole: Como el cerebro da forma a la imagen. Mundo cientifico 188, 29-35.

Ninio, J. (1999) La fin de la lignée humaine ? Pour la science 262, 106-107.

Ninio, J. (2001) Variations sur une grille. Pour la Science 281, 94-95.

Ninio, J. (2003) Les illusions de contraste. Dossier Pour la Science "Les illusions des sens", pp. 8-15. (2004) Traductions espagnole: Ilusiones de contraste. Mente y Cerebro 7, 82-89.

Ninio, J. (2003) Faux mouvements. idem, pp. 36-37.

Ninio, J. (2003) Illusions géométriques. idem, pp. 38-47. (2004) Traduction espagnole: Ilusiones geometricas, Investigacion  y  Ciencia  329, 13-23.






Mitra, S.K. et Ninio, J. (1979) Recognition between codon and anticodon. The limits of our knowledge. In: "FEBS Federation of European Biochemical Societies 12th meeting Dresden 1978". Vol. 51: "Gene Functions" (Rosenthal, S. et al., eds.) pp. 437-444, Pergamon Press, Oxford.

Ninio, J. et Herlin, I. (1985) Etudes sur l'interprétation tridimensionnelle de l'espace dans la perception visuelle. In "Cognitiva 1985. De l'intelligence artificielle aux biosciences. Colloque scientifique". Tome 1, pp. 401-406, CESTA, Paris.

Ninio, J. (1986) The geometry of visual perception. In Table ronde Roussel-UCLAF N°55: Structures and models in Science. pp. 22-29.

Ninio, J. (1987) Dissection stéréoscopique de textures à lignes continues. In "Cognitiva 1987". Vol. 2, pp. 266-270. CESTA, Paris.

Ninio, J. (1993) Algunos  artificios de la vida/ Alguns  artificis de la vida/ Some of life’s artifices. In: Artificial Life, pp. 44 - 51, catalogue de l’exposition Art Furtura 93, Barcelone.

Ninio, J. (2008) Nouveaux effets, nouveaux principes visuels. In Ecole thématique interdisciplinaire du CNRS. Couleur et Mouvement,  Okhra SCIC SA, ed., Roussillon, France, pp. 39-48.


The contributions to regular series (Cold Spring Harbour, for instance, or congress issues of regular journals) are given in the thematic sections above.




(1990) Is vertical superior to horizontal in stereo vision? (with P. Herbomel) Perception 19, 339.

(1990) Stereoscopic study of the Zöllner illusion. Perception 19, 362.

(1992) Stereoscopic depth from illusory disparities? (with P. Herbomel) Perception  21 supplement 2, 83-84.

(1994) An account of the Zöllner illusion in terms of bias in the estimated global orientation of each individual stack of oriented line segments (with K. O'Regan). Perception  23, supplement, 15.

(1995) Autostereograms: a worldwide experiment in stereo vision. Perception 24 supplement, 34.

(1996) Time to detect a single difference between two correlated images (with N. Brunel). Perception 25 supplement, 89.

(1997) Curvature biases in stereoscopic vision. Perception 26 supplement, 45.

(1999) Processing of shapes, colours, and letters in short-term visual memory. (with E. Mizraji) Perception 28 supplement, 6.

(2002) Designing visually rich, nearly random textures. Perception 31, supplement, 11.

(2004) Testing sequence effects in visual memory : clues for a structural model. Perception 33, supplement, 139.

(2006) Processing of symmetric shapes in short-term memory. Perception 35, supplement, 70-71.

(2007) Mental kinetics in visual memory. Perception 36, supplement, 52.

(2008) Symmetry influences colour perception: the transparent sheet model. Perception 37, supplement, 147.

(2008) Depth perception following monocular fusion of two images with a squinting eye. (with S. Rychkova) Perception 37, supplement, 14-15.

(2009) Alternation frequency thresholds for stereopsis reveal different types of stereoscopic difficulties. (with S. Rychkova) Perception 38, supplement, 59.

(2009) Recognizing random shapes with inverted contrast polarity (with J.-F. Patri) Perception 38, supplement,178.

(2010) Stereoscopic memory beyond stimuli persistence: the multiplicative effect of binocular intervals (with I. E. Rabitchev and S. I. Rychkova) Perception 39, supplement, 161.

(2011) Orientation profiles of the trapezium and the square-diamond geometrical illusions. Perception 40, supplement, 45.




Ninio, J. (1976) Les origines de la vie. Echos Elf-Aquitaine 38, 37-44.

Ninio, J. (1977) Obraz postrzegany-Powstawanie i geometria. Studia Filozoficne N8-9 (Vol. 141-142), pp. 84-94 (en Polonais).

Ninio,J. et Chapeville, F. (1979) Darwinisme et biologie moléculaire.  In: Le darwinisme aujourd'hui  (Noel, E., ed.) pp. 93-109, Le Seuil, Paris.

Ninio, J. (1979) La géométrie de la perception visuelle. Art-Press 31, 20-22

Ninio, J. (1980) Excursions dans les illusions visuelles. In "Arts-sciences, processus de création et de recherche" (Gatard, J., ed.), pp. 67-78. Plaquette éditée par le Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication.

Ninio, J. (1983) La géométrie de l'oeil et du cerveau. In L'espace et le temps aujourd'hui (Noel, E., ed.) pp. 192-205. Le Seuil, Paris.

Ninio, J. (1985) L'interprétation stéréoscopique. Bulletin mensuel du Stéréo Club Français 694, 2-10. Réédité en 1987:  La vision en relief. In "Actes du 1er congrès national de la photographie en relief", pp. 68-72. Stéréo-Club Français.

Ninio, J. (1986) Reconnaissance moléculaire du soi et de l'étranger. Confrontations psychiatriques 27, 27-42.

Ninio, J. (1990) Petit inventaire biolinguistique. Cahiers de praxématique 15, 77-85.

Ninio, J. (1991) Perception: la magie des sens. In L'état des sciences et des techniques  (N. Witkowski, ed.), pp. 223-225. La Découverte, Paris.

Ninio, J. (1991) Qui veut séquencer le génome humain?. In L'état des sciences et des techniques (N. Witkowski, ed.), pp. 451-453. La Découverte, Paris.

Ninio, J. (1995) Voyons-nous comme nos ancêtres? Alliage 23, 41-48.

Tourbe, C. (pour le texte) et Ninio, J. (pour les illustrations) (1996) L'illusion du mouvement. Science et Avenir 594, 74-76.

Ninio, J. (1997) Perception et construction des autostéréogrammes. Actes du congres national de l'image en relief. Stéréo-Club fraançais, Paris.

Ninio, J. (1999) Illusions perceptives. Bulletin de la Soc. d'Optique Physiol. 8,29-30.

Ninio, J. (2000) La perception du relief. In "Paris en 3D. De la stéréoscopie à la réalité virtuelle, 1850-2000" Booth Clibborn Editions, Londres, pp. 16-21. et Three-dimensional perception, in "Paris in 3D. From stereoscopy to vitual reality 1850-2000". Booth Clibborn Editions, Londres, pp. 16-21.

Ninio, J. (2001) Articles "illusion visuelle", "rêve" et "stéréoscopie", in Dictionnaire culturel des sciences (N. Witkowski, ed.) Editions du Regard, Paris, pp. 225-226, 362-363 et 389-391.





Ninio, J. (1975) Specificity in initiation of mRNA translation. Nature 255, 429-430.

"Notre correspondant en biochimie évolutive" (1975) La marche aléatoire d'une ADN polymérase. Regards sur la Biochimie 1, 14-16.

Ninio, J. (1976) Nobel prizes. Nature 264, 109.

"Notre correspondant en biochimie évolutive" (1976) Nature et la mutagenèse. Regards sur la Biochimie 4, 28-31.

Ninio, J. (1977) Ageing and the control of accuracy. Trends in Biochem. Sci. 8, N185-186.

Ninio, J. (1992) L'impossibilité des anaglyphes? Bulletin mensuel du stereo-club français  764, p 9.





Ninio, J. (1978) L'objectivité des critères objectifs. La vie de la Recherche Scientifique, avril, 26-28. Reproduced (July 2008) on the web site

Ninio, J. (1981) The ideology of scientific evaluation. Trends in Biochemical Sciences 6, N°7, pp. VII-IX.

Ninio, J. (1981) Avancées et reculs de la biologie moléculaire. La Pensée, sept-oct., pp. 48-58.

Ninio, J. (1982) The publication problem. Pandore 17, 31-36. (en collaboration avec M.-F. Glatron, B. Olofsson, M. Steinmetz et J. Cartaud).

Ninio, J. (1990) Publier, mais pour être lu. INSERM Actualités 82, 11-12.

Ninio, J. (1992) Une biologie de retardataires. Médecine/Sciences  8, 374. Reproduit dans La Nouvelle Gazette de la Transfusion  75 (juin 92), p. 13.

Ninio, J. (1992) Contourner l'obstacle. In Vers un anti-destin? Patrimoine génétique et droits de l'humanité  (F. Gros et G. Huber, éditeurs), pp. 224-226. Odile Jacob, Paris.

Ninio, J. (1992) L'étrange alliance de la rigueur et de l'imposture. Pour la Science  182 (dec. 1992), p. 6.

Ninio, J. (1999) L'astrologie et la génomique, promues sciences officielles ? Cahier "A quoi pensez-vous?", p. 80, Libération du 31 décembre 1999. Reprinted in « An 2001. Les enjeux du XXIème siècle ». Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille, pages 34-35.

Ninio, J. (2004) Quatre conjectures sur les facteurs d'impact. La Vie de la Recherche Scientifique 357, 32.

Ninio, J. (2008) Facteur d'impact. Les mathématiciens ne s'en laissent pas conter. La Vie de la Recherche Scientifique 374, 41.




(1971) Reflexions d'un biologiste. La Nouvelle Critique 42 (233), 51-59 (à propos du livre de Jacques Monod). (1973)Traduit en Allemand dans Kritische Betrachtungen zu Jacques Monods  "Zufall und Notwendigkeit" pp. 72-95, Akademie-Verlag, Berlin.

(1972) Sciences et marxisme-léninisne (critique du N°65-66 de "Recherches internationales à la lumière du marxisme-léninisme". La Nouvelle Critique, N° 54 (235) p. 88.

(1980) The origin of life. A warm little pond. (C.E. Folsome) FEBS Letters 112, 116-117.

(1980) The evolution of adaptation by natural selection. (J.M. Smith and R.E. Holliday, eds). FEBS Letters 120, 306.

(1981) The hypercycle. (M. Eigen and P. Schuster) Biochimie 63, N°6, pp. XXIV-XXV.

(1981) The origins of life and evolution. (H.O. Halvorson and K.E. van Holde, Eds). FEBS Letters 136, 186.

(1982) Evolution now. A century after Darwin (J.M. Smith, ed.) FEBS Letters 150, 263.

(1983) The physicochemical factors of biological evolution (S.E. Shnol). Biochimie 65 N°3, XI-XII.

(1983) Genetic Takeover and the mineral origins of life (Cairns-Smith). FEBS Letters 154, 219-220.

(1983) Interaction of translational and transcriptional controls in the regulation of gene expression (Grunberg-Manago, M. et Safer, B., eds). Biochimie  65 N°6, XIII.

(1983) Molecular sequences in in systematic and evolutionary biology (M. Goodman, ed.). Biochimie 65 N°7, XIII.

(1983) Molecular theory of evolution (B.-O. Küppers). Biochimie 65 N° 8-9, XVII.

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