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What does it mean to be alive?

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Science  01 Nov 2019:
Vol. 366, Issue 6465, pp. 580
DOI: 10.1126/science.aay3861

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Science writer Philip Ball's experience grappling with how to think about "organoids," "embryoids," and other emerging technologies in cell biology, as documented in his new book, How to Grow a Human, is part of a larger question with which humanity has wrestled for centuries: What is life, and how might our understanding of it change with our ever-increasing capability to manipulate it?

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