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The Origins of Stability

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Science  14 Oct 2005:
Vol. 310, Issue 5746, pp. 237
DOI: 10.1126/science.1119501

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Robustness and Evolvability in Living Systems. By Andreas Wagner. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 2005. 383 pp. $49.50, £32.50. ISBN 0-691-12240-7. Princeton Studies in Complexity.

Writing for researchers and graduate students, the author explores the questions of why organisms are robust despite the countless random mutations per generation and how evolution has shaped such robustness.