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Molecules of Life
Images of Biological Molecules
What is Metabolism?
All about Cell Membranes
How Drugs are Discovered
Of Nutrition and Food


"Ten generations back, for example, the number of ancestral [genome] stretches of DNA is around 757 but the number of ancestors is 1,024 guaranteeing that each person has several hundred ancestors from whom he or she has received no DNA whatsoever." (David Reich, Who We Are and How We Got Here, p.11, Vintage, 2018)

Issues in Biology
Where does Life Come From?
Complexity in Biology
The Mind-Body Connection
What is a Gene?
Is Biology a Statistical Science?
Book Reviews

Biology and Society
Genetically Modified Food?
Stem Cnell Research
What is Cloning?
Man & Machine & AI

Tital graphics
Intended for the Advancement of Public Understanding of the Biological Sciences

What is Life
presents conceptual thinking in biology. While many current issues in biology are based on simple ideas, the elucidation of biological mechanisms that explain diverse aspects of life is challenging because cells and organisms are complex systems. To understand how biologists study the structure and function of living organisms one has to understand the relationship between experiment and theory. Such an understanding amounts to scientific literacy.


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