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Aging of the Genome: The dual role of DNA in life and death

Jan Vijg

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198569237
eISBN:
9780191728242
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569237.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Aging has long since been ascribed to the gradual accumulation of DNA mutations in the genome of somatic cells. However, it is only recently that the necessary sophisticated technology has been ... More


The Engine of Complexity: Evolution as Computation

John Mayfield

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163040
eISBN:
9780231535281
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163040.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The concepts of evolution and complexity theory have become part of the intellectual ether permeating the life sciences, the social and behavioral sciences, and, more recently, management science and ... More


Explicating Altruism

Kristen Renwick Monroe

in Altruism and Altruistic Love: Science, Philosophy, and Religion in Dialogue

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195143584
eISBN:
9780199848119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195143584.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Empathy, altruism, and agape are not the same phenomenon. Altruism in the laboratory may differ in significant ways from altruism in what we often call the real world. Altruistic behavior does not ... More


Russian dolls

Tim Lenton and Andrew Watson

in Revolutions that made the Earth

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199587049
eISBN:
9780191775031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587049.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

This chapter describes the nested structures found inside a human or any other complex organism, comparable to Russian dolls. As we delve deeper into this structure, we also go further back in time. ... More


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