published in The New Yorker
Hutson's piece is both a biography of a genius and an insightful looking at a curious phenomena: biological regeneration. Michael Levin, a development biologist, "argues that the cells in our bodies use bioelectricity to communicate and to make decisions among themselves about what they will become." That questions the belief that "genes are everything" and instead proposes that they work together to form our bodies.
346 days ago