Pondering the Way Proteins Play

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Nat Goodman spends a philosophical day at the beach

 

Sitting at the water’s edge on a hot summer day, refreshing drink in hand, my thoughts drift lazily to the wonder of life and the molecular pathways that make it possible. The children frolicking in the waves bring to mind the proteins and other molecules whose carefree play in our bodies gives rise to the pathways of life. No one tells the children or the molecules what to do. They just do it and life unfolds.

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