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Mysteries of the Cell

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Science  25 Nov 2011:
Vol. 334, Issue 6059, pp. 1046
DOI: 10.1126/science.334.6059.1046-a

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We live in the golden age of genetics, but the fundamental unit of biology is still arguably the cell. The scientists gathering next week in Denver for the American Society for Cell Biology's annual meeting need little reminding of that, but as they detail their latest insights and data, it's useful to reflect on how much of the cell remains unexplained or unknown.