Life on the Edge

by Johnjoe McFadden

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  • @gamercop69 @david_perell There are principles/frameworks in electrical engineering that could benefit those fields and vice versa. An example of combining fields: quantum biology. No biologist considered quantum effects on life. Hope this shows the potential of cross pollination. to Tweet

About Book

Life is the most extraordinary phenomenon in the known universe; but how does it work? It is remarkable that in this age of cloning and even synthetic biology, nobody has ever made anything living entirely out of dead material. Life remains the only way to make life. Are we missing a vital ingredient in its creation? Like Richard Dawkins' The Selfish Gene, which provided a new perspective on evolution by shifting the focus of natural selection from organisms to genes, Life On The Edge alters our understanding of life from cells or biomolecules to the fundamental particles that drive life's dynamics. From this new perspective, life makes more sense as its missing ingredient is revealed to be quantum mechanics and the strange phenomena that lie at the heart of this most mysterious of sciences. -- Provided by publisher.