Is the cell really a machine?

It has become customary to describe the cell as an intricate piece of machinery, different from a human machine only in terms of its superior complexity. This family understanding underpins the

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Call to apply "2nd Symposium of young scientists-Professor Dr. Humberto Maturana Romesín"

The Society of Biology of Chile wanted to pay tribute to Professor Dr. Humberto Maturana Romesín who was a founding member of this Society, highlighting his activity as a trainer of scientists, many of whom

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Two of our partners are part of the Frontier Science Program 2022-2024 of the Chilean Academy of Sciences

The Chilean Academy of Sciences, in order to recognize excellence and potential of young scientists in different areas of science and link them to the activities of the


How neutral are synonymous mutations?

Recent studies suggest that synonymous mutations are often as harmful as non-synonymous mutations that alter proteins. See related articles at the following links: