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Cancer

Robert L. Perlman

in Evolution and Medicine

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199661718
eISBN:
9780191774720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661718.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Cancer exemplifies the evolutionary theory of aging. The incidence of most cancers increases with age and more than half of all cancers are detected in people over 60. Evolution and selection can ... More


The Evolutionary Origins of Life and Death

Pierre M. Durand

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226747620
eISBN:
9780226747934
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226747934.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The origins of life and cell death were the two most foundational events on which all other biological processes rest. This book provides the most up-to-date syntheses of why and how life and cell ... More


Philosophical Considerations and the Origin of Death

Pierre M. Durand

in The Evolutionary Origins of Life and Death

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226747620
eISBN:
9780226747934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226747934.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Death is usually contrasted with life, but without a satisfactory definition for life there is also no clear definition of death. In this chapter life and death criteria are contrasted and compared. ... More


An introduction to the scientific study of life and death

Pierre M. Durand

in The Evolutionary Origins of Life and Death

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226747620
eISBN:
9780226747934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226747934.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The origin of life and its inevitable association with death is one of the most intriguing areas in biology. The very idea of what life (and by extension death) is, is still debated. Once a system ... More


Group Selection and the Origins of Life and Death

Pierre M. Durand

in The Evolutionary Origins of Life and Death

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226747620
eISBN:
9780226747934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226747934.003.0016
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Group selection theory was, and to some extent still is, one of the most controversial topics in biology. It is interesting that the origins of life and death syntheses invoke group selection in some ... More


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