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Space Life Sciences


Definition:
The study of the effects of the reduced-gravity environment of space flight and of outer space on living organisms. Space life sciences may also be called exobiology or astrobiology.
Scope and emphasis:
The Library's primary interest is in the study of fundamental biological processes in space - for example, in the origin of life; the development of DNA, cells and early life forms; and changes to cellular mechanisms and physiological functions.
See also:
11/26/03
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