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Time to consider search strategies for complex life on exoplanets

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Upcoming telescopes might be able to detect signatures of complex life on other worlds, but we need to involve physical, chemical and life scientists at the planning stage in order to interpret the findings when the time comes.

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Dirk Schulze-Makuch acknowledges support from ERC Advanced Grant ‘HOME’ (No. 339 231).

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  2. Rufus Scientific, Royston, UK

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