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Cells can move, communicate, and sense and respond to their surroundings. Get a look at how cells do what they do, and how genetics and the environment create your unique human self.
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Visitors to the Microscope Imaging Station can control research-grade microscopes to examine various living specimens.
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What are the essential elements of life? How can you distinguish between the living and nonliving world? Exploratorium visitors explored these questions and more when our Life Science exhibit collection, Traits of Life opened to the public in 2002.
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San Francisco, CA 94111
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