Biology

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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The Nature and Necessity of Bees

Thor Hanson

Icon Books, 2019

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The History of Hormones and How They Control Just About Everything

Randi Hutter Epstein M.D.

W.W. Norton, 2018

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Following last year’s bombshell revelation, investigations mount and debates swirl about the future for gene-edited humans. Here are the four most pressing questions.

David Cyranoski

Nature, 2019

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Viruses hold solutions to a lot of problems, so let’s fund and reward cataloguing, urge Jens H. Kuhn and colleagues.

Eugene V. Koonin et al.

Nature, 2019

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A Theory of Ontogeny

Michael Tomasello

Belknap Press, 2019

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The CRISPR Revolution and the New Era of Genome Editing

Kevin Davies

Pegasus Books, 2020

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Why We Need Insects

Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson

Simon & Schuster, 2019

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How Gene Editing Will Rewrite Our Futures

Nessa Carey

Icon Books, 2019

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Is evolutionary science due for a major overhaul – or is talk of “revolution” misguided?

Kevin Laland

Aeon, 2018

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Energy, Evolution, and the Origins of Complex Life

Nick Lane

W.W. Norton, 2015

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