Life on the edge: the coming of age of quantum biology

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New York Times Bestseller and an Amazon Best Science Book of 2015 , Life on the Edge alters our understanding of our world's fundamental dynamics through the use of quantum mechanics Life is the most extraordinary phenomenon in the known universe; but how did it come to be? Even in an age of cloning and artificial biology, the remarkable truth remains: nobody has ever made anything living entirely out of dead material. Life remains the only way to make life. Are we still missing a vital ingredient in its creation? Using first-hand experience at the cutting edge of science, Jim Al-Khalili and Johnjoe Macfadden reveal that missing ingredient to be quantum mechanics. Drawing on recent ground-breaking experiments around the world, each chapter in Life on the Edge illustrates one of life's puzzles: How do migrating birds know where to go? How do we really smell the scent of a rose? How do our genes copy themselves with such precision? Life on the Edge accessibly reveals how quantum mechanics can answer these probing questions of the universe. Guiding the reader through the rapidly unfolding discoveries of the last few years, Al-Khalili and McFadden describe the explosive new field of quantum biology and its potentially revolutionary applications, while offering insights into the biggest puzzle of all: what is life? As they brilliantly demonstrate in these groundbreaking pages, life exists on the quantum edge. - Winner, Stephen Hawking Medal for Science Communication
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subject_facet Biochemistry, Biology, Physics, Quantum biochemistry, Quantum theory
title_display Life on the edge : the coming of age of quantum biology
title_full Life on the edge : the coming of age of quantum biology / Johnjoe McFadden and Jim Al-Khalili, Life on the edge : the coming of age of quantum biology [electronic resource] / Johnjoe McFadden and Jim Al-Khalili
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title_sub the coming of age of quantum biology
topic_facet Biochemistry, Biology, Physics, Quantum biochemistry, Quantum theory