October 2019 Issue

How did we get here? No, not you and me. Not any particular society. Not even humans in particular. The question is: how did life find its way from the simplest primordial micro-organisms to our current diversity of intricate relationships between complex organisms made up complicated cells? And, in a timelapse recreation, from single cell, the fertilized egg, to each vastly differentiated multicellular creature. How do these two pathways of generation relate? These are the elaborate questions that the synthetic biological field of Evo-Devo seeks to answer.


Johan Rijpma Netherlands, Japan 2016


Danielle Parsons United States of America 2017