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Using exoplanets to test the universality of biology

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The detection of biosignatures on extrasolar planets would allow us to explore the predictability of evolution. What could we learn without directly obtaining a sample of life?

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The author acknowledges support from STFC grant ST/R000875/1 and helpful comments from J. Raven.

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