The story of how the secret of life has been examined through the prism of the most complex organism known – the human body. It begins with attempts to save the lives of gladiators in Ancient Rome, unfolds with the macabre work and near-perfect drawings of Leonardo in the Renaissance, through the idea of the ‘life force’ of electricity, to the microscopic world of the cell. It reveals how a moral crisis unleashed by work on the nuclear bomb helped trigger a great breakthrough in biology – understanding the structure and workings of DNA.
How the pursuit of scientific knowledge is the seed that shapes the world it’s history and future.
- What is out there?
- How did we get here?
- What is the world made of?
The story of our search to answer those questions, is the story of science.
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