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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The origins of life – where and how did life begin?
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Whales; the majestic, mysterious mammals of the ocean.
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Chameleons hold a fascinating blend of traits that scientists have been studying for many years.
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Scientists are very interested in twins because it helps us identify the differences between genetic and environmental factors that influence health and behaviour.
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Pregnancy is associated with more and poorer sleep and some women have bizarre and vivid dreams.
Delve deeper into foetal and maternal sleep
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