Hypotheses in the Life Sciences

A section of Life (ISSN 2075-1729).

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This section of Life publishes papers that present new ideas about fundamental aspects of biology. Manuscripts must propose a solution to a particularly important problem or suggest an idea that is broadly relevant to the life sciences. Examples include evolution of cellular or metabolic functions, extreme conditions and the limits of life, and the process by which non-living chemistry transitioned to living biochemistry. Hypotheses should be concisely stated and build on a foundation of robust experimental or observational results, and must make testable predictions. We particularly welcome papers that address specific biological problems by applying interdisciplinary models, insights or methods. We will return some manuscripts without review, such as those attempting to refute evolution or to explain consciousness on the basis of quantum theory.

See this editorial http://www.mdpi.com/2075-1729/5/1/1/htm for a more detailed description.


systems biology; integrative biology; origin of life; abiogenesis; aging; quantitative biology; astrobiology; extremophiles; intelligence

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