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EMBL: The European* Work Place for Finding out how Small Parts in Living Things Work Dermot Harnett, a PhD in the making, describes a cell in the style of a now-infamous cartoon (xkcd.com/1133 ) using only the 1000 most used words Skin on the outside of the cell made of stuff that doesn’t like water that keeps things inside the cell

Some cells also have Skin on the inside that keeps things apart while they are being made Living things start off as a cell that turns into lots more cells that do the right thing at the right place. This makes animals and plants. We would like to know how. If we knew how every part of a cell works we could maybe change how they work

part in the middle of the cell that has long things that tell it what to do. If the cell copies the long things wrong, new cells can be broken and grow at the wrong time and place. This can make the living thing the cell is in sick. Knowing how and why might tell us how to stop this

The cell does things with other small parts that fold up and stick to other things in different ways. To find out more we take a picture of them with the kind of light that you take pictures of bones with

small parts in the cell that burn food so the cell can grow and live. there are a lot of small parts doing different things, and lots of cells doing different things to each other. We use a lot of Tools such as computers to help think about this *

sorry, we did not only use the ten hundred most used words for this word

Retreats promote structured thinking

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EMBL&cetera issue 73 • February 2013

Profile for European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)

EMBL&cetera 73  

The newsletter of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory

EMBL&cetera 73  

The newsletter of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory

Profile for embl