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What is life? Biologists tackle this question by studying living organisms, their development, anatomy, physiology, molecular and cellular mechanisms, and evolution.
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Inside the Science of the Engineered Human

Adam Piore

Ecco, 2017

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Baby’s First Bacteria
The womb was thought to be sterile. Some scientists argue it’s where the microbiome begins.

Cassandra Willyard

Nature, 2018

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Differences Can Hold Populations Together
Evolution favours the body form best adapted to the local environment, but it can also favour rare forms. Stickleback experiments reveal how these two selection forces can interact, and how this can limit population divergence.

David N. Reznick and Joseph Travis

Nature, 2017

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Three Ways to Accelerate Science
Chan Zuckerberg Science will prioritize the elements that made roundworm studies soar – creativity, openness and shareable resources, writes its president, Cori Bargmann.

Cori Bargmann

Nature, 2018

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An Emerging Markets Perspective

The Economist Intelligence Unit

EIU, 2015

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Our Journey from Science Fiction to Science Fact

Steven Kotler

Amazon Publishing, 2015

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Inspired by Nature
The Thrilling New Science that Could Transform Medicine

Laura Parker

The Guardian, 2016

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Using Nature to Understand Nurture
Genetic associations show how parenting matters for children’s education

Philipp D. Koellinger and K. Paige Harden

Science, 2018

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The Greatest Hits of the Human Genome
A tour through the most studied genes in biology reveals some surprises.

Elie Dolgin

Nature, 2017

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