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The Dance of Life

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Computer-generated, three-dimensional map of rotavirus structure.Computer-generated, three-dimensional map of rotavirus structure. Credit: National Resource for Automated Molecular Microscopy, The Scripps Research Institute

Taste buds in a mouse tongue.Taste buds in a mouse tongue. Credit: Aki Taruno, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania; Nature

Developing zebrafish fin. Developing zebrafish fin. Credit: Jessica Plavicki, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Growing  hair follicle stem cells in the process of wound healing.Growing hair follicle stem cells. Credit: Yaron Fuchs, Samara Brown and Hermann Steller, Rockefeller University

Electrostatic map of human spermine synthase.Electrostatic map of human spermine synthase. Credit: Emil Alexov, Clemson University

Mouse  cerebellum in cross section.Cerebellum: the brain's locomotion control center. Credit: Thomas Deerinck and Mark Ellisman, National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research, University of California, San Diego

Skin  cellSkin cell (keratinocyte). Credit: Torsten Wittmann, University of California, San Francisco

Abnormal  fibroblast cell.Abnormal fibroblast cell. Credit: Praveen Suraneni and Rong Li, Stowers Institute for Medical Research

Fruit  fly spermatids.Fruit fly spermatids. Credit: Lacramioara Fabian and Julie Brill, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada

RNA polymerase II RNA polymerase II. Credit: David Bushnell, Ken Westover and Roger Kornberg, Stanford University

Enzyme  inhibitor structure.Enzyme inhibitor structure. Credit: Vern Schramm, Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University

Ribonuclease P structure.Ribonuclease P structure.

Spinal  nerve cells.Spinal nerve cells. Credit: Lawrence Marnett and colleagues, Vanderbilt University; Nature Chemical Biology

Dividing  cell in metaphase.Dividing cell in metaphase. Credit: Jane Stout and Claire Walczak, Indiana University

Fruit fly ovary.Fruit fly ovary. Credit: Hogan Tang and Denise Montell, Johns Hopkins University and University of California, Santa Barbara

Students in a labInstitutional Development Award-supported students Linda Gates, Giorgeo Grant, Dhritiman Samanta and Amy Wilcosky. Credit: University of Southern Mississippi

Susan Wente and Kristen NobleSusan Wente and student Kristen Noble. Credit: Dana Thomas, Vanderbilt Medical Art Group

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