Project News

July 15
The origin and evolution of stomata

Tom Williams, part of Phil Donoghue’s “Chance versus Purpose in the Evolution of Biospheres” project, contributed to “The origin and evolution of stomata” recently published in Current Biology.

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July 12
Authenticity and Autonomy in De-Extinction

Christopher Lean, a Research Fellow in the ARC Centre of Excellence in Synthetic Biology, working out of the Institute of Society and Culture at Western Sydney University, wrote “Authenticity and Autonomy in De-Extinction” in Ethics, Policy & Environment. He is part of Derek Skillings’ “Directedness in holobiont systems” Purpose Project.

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July 9
A closer look to STEM education across continents: insights from a multicultural panel discussion

Professor Gillian Roehrig, part of the Snell-Rood Lab’s “‘Function’ in biology and bio-inspired design” Purpose Project, is one of the authors of the recent article, “A closer look to STEM education across continents: insights from a multicultural panel discussion.” The panel was part of the 2022 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON).

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July 6
The evolution of biogeochemical recycling by persistence-based selection

Richard Boyle and Timothy Lenton, part of the “Chance versus Purpose in the Evolution of Biospheres” project, published “The evolution of biogeochemical recycling by persistence-based selection” in Nature. The authors “use a simple stochastic model to demonstrate how persistence selection of the form invoked by “It’s-the-song-not-the-singer” can stabilize a generic nutrient recycling loop, despite its dependence upon genotypes with relatively low organism-level fitness.” The article is Open Access.

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June 30
Extracellular matrix as a driver for intratumoral heterogeneity

Ramray Bhat, part of Stuart Newman’s “Cellular agency in multicellular development and cancer” Purpose Project, recently co-authored the Open Access article “Extracellular matrix as a driver for intratumoral heterogeneity” in Physical Biology.

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