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Review & comment
Anne Magurran discusses some of the many pressing questions in biodiversity research, including understanding species abundance and the effect of "offsetting".
What can we learn from the centipede about segmentation? Guillaume Valentin and Andrew Oates comment on how the example of ancestral clock-like mechanisms patterning head formation adds to our understanding and discuss the implications of body segments forming in two ways.
Brigitta Stockinger outlines some immunological questions that need answers, brought into focus by new developments in the field.
The evolution of novelty has long been a problem for the theory of natural selection. Marc Kirschner, in an interview, reviews the ways in which it can be explained by selection for evolvability without recourse to the heresy of anticipation of function, and why the study of evolvability is of practical importance.
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