Developmental biologists study how organisms grow and develop. Of particular interest is how cells specialise to create different organs, despite all starting from the same cell. They study how genes influence cells, and how organisms change throughout their lives.
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For the moment at least, it seems that ageing is an inevitable part of life. And yet scientists don't really understand how, or why, we age.
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