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Space Biology

In this issue, we look at life in space from several perspectives: how it began, where else it might be, and the physiological effects of space on humans and other organisms.

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Finding your way around the cell

The cell is the smallest unit of life but is itself made up of smaller components that help it carry out its various roles. Check out our annotated diagram for a guided tour around the ultrastructure of an animal cell.

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