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- Rose MR, Oakley TH (2007). "The new biology: beyond the Modern Synthesis". Biol Direct 2: 30. DOI:10.1186/1745-6150-2-30. PMID 18036242. PMC PMC2222615. Research Blogging.
- Perhaps best appreciated by reading the reviews first, which are publicly available.
- First paragraph of Eugene Koonin's review (published alongside with the paper, as is custom at Biology Direct):
"This is an ambitious, even super-ambitious paper. The subject is, no more, no less, the change of the very character of modern biology that, according to Rose and Oakley, has taken place (or, perhaps, is still taking place) at the end of the 20th and the beginning of the 21st centuries. I think the authors are, generally, correct in their claim that such a crucial transformation of biology, indeed, has occurred. Many biologists, of course, intuit this change but few seem to rationalize it. Therefore, this is, potentially, a paper of unusual importance, perhaps, an eye opener of sorts to many."
- Sagotsky, Jonathan A.; Le Zhang & Zhihui Wang et al. (2008), "Life Sciences and the web: a new era for collaboration", Molecular Systems Biology 4 (1): 201, DOI:10.1038/msb.2008.39
- Relman DA. (2010) The biological century: coming to terms with risk in the life sciences. Nature Immunology 11:275-278.
- Given the accelerating rate at which insights have been gained and benefits have been realized in the life sciences, it is not surprising and is even understandable that many life scientists ignore or minimize the potential risks from misuse of this science. Yet with acquisition of capabilities and power comes responsibility. It would behoove life scientists to engage in a wider discussion about the nature of these risks and to consider a variety of measures and approaches for managing and reducing these risks.
- Richard Dawkins (2004) The Ancestor's Tale ISBN 0618005838; Audio (2005) ISBN 0752873210 Reviews here
- Stephen Jay Gould, (1996) Full House: The Spread of Excellence From Plato to Darwin ISBN 0517703947 (Released outside North America as Life's Grandeur: The Spread of Excellence From Plato to Darwin ISBN 0099893606) Review by Richard Dawkins here
- Andrew H. Knoll (2003) Life on a Young Planet: The first three billion years of evolution on earth ISBN 0691009783 Review here
- Timothy Shanahan (2004) The Evolution of Darwinism: Selection, Adaptation and Progress in Evolutionary Biology ISBN 0521834139