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Physics and the riddle of life

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Erwin Schrödinger's book What is Life?, published in 1944, drew several of the brightest physicists into molecular biology. But the book's chief merit lies in its rescue from obscurity and popularization of an earlier paper by Timoféeff, Zimmer and Delbrück.

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