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Editorial If there is one word that unites the features in this issue of Zygote Quarterly, it is “framing”. In our case study, we relate how Don Ingber of the Wyss Institute at Harvard developed his tensegrity theory of cell structural framing. David S. Goodsell, scientist and artist, returns to our pages with more fascinating images of the framework of proteins and viruses. Photographer Myoung Ho Lee reveals the essential structure of trees by framing them in place with a white background, while physicist Annick Bay describes her work in improving light emitting structures by the use of patterned surfaces learned from the firefly. Jamie Miller and Michael Helms in their opinion pieces on bio-inspired design write of conceptual frameworks, the former of the need to change viewpoints in order to solve problems more effectively, the latter the need to distinguish the types of bio-inspired design in order to collaborate more effectively. Colleen Unsworth et al. review the current state of development of ontologies in service of better nature-based design: frameworks that blend relational factors to complex databases. Finally, our Heidi Fischer visits the geographical source of Darwin’s inspiration for his theory of natural selection, one of

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the most disruptive ideas of our civilization and one that has forever changed the frame in which we view nature. Please help us better understand what content you like by completing the reader survey at the end of every article. Clicking on the thumbs up/thumbs down symbols takes you to a one-question web survey. Happy reading! ⊗

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