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Chemistry isn't the only science that deals with the composition and transformations of matter. Matter is also composed of cells, which transform by meiosis or mitosis, or of organs which are transformed by disease, or of organisms which are transformed by ageing. These are normally considered the subject of Biology. Chemists are unique because they understand or explain everything, even the subjects studied by biologists, in terms of the properties of just over 100 kinds of atoms found in all matter, and the amazing variety of molecules that are created by forming and breaking bonds between atoms. So chemistry is defined by its approach, not its subject matter. Chemistry explains or understands any subject in terms of the properties of atoms and molecules.
Chemistry provides a unique perspective that is particularly important in Biology. Since genetics and nucleic acid chemistry were combined in the second half of the twentieth century into the new field of genomics, a virtual revolution has occurred.
Pages in category "Biology"
The following 58 pages are in this category, out of 58 total.