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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

Quotables
"I had experienced the Ionian Enchantment. That recently coined expression I borrow from the physicist and historian Gerald Holton. It means a belief in the unity of the sciences - a conviction, far deeper than a mere working proposition, that the world is orderly and can be explained by a small number of natural laws." (Edward O. Wilson in "Consilience. The Unity of Knowledge.", Vintage, 1998')
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 Cell Research
What is Cloning?
Man & Machine & AI
Bioethics

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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