As much as DNA encodes information abstractions that become concrete instances expressed through phenotypes, as an information system it also represents something of an inverse mapping of the environmental context in which that phenotype provides adaptive leverage. This indicates a continuous and unbroken, singular or unified information system.
We tend to think in terms of relatively isolated, differential entities and artefacts because it aligns most naturally and reflexively to a form of thought by and through which we define and comprehend ourselves and things in the world. In this sense, all communication rests upon a foundational ontological misapprehension. We find ourselves bound(ed) to think and speak in ways that remain intelligible and communicable but which by virtue of a rational discrimination endemic of language (and cognition), obfuscates the sophisticated underlying and emergent facts that we seek to investigate or explain