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 Center for Biology and Society Conversation Series

The Center began an innovative conversation series in 2016. The goal of each conversation is to present a big problem of contemporary interest in a way that is accessible to a cross-disciplinary audience and then show how to tackle that problem from the point of view of one or more disciplines.

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Recent News and Events

CBS Faculty have New Books with University of Chicago Press

In 2013, the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, joined the University of Chicago. The rich collaborations that have resulted include a book series with the University of Chicago Press. The books are connected in some ways with the MBL science and scientists, incl

Student Spotlight: Tong Wu

Tong Wu is a doctoral candidate on the Ecology, Economics, and Ethics of the Environment (4E) track in the Biology and Society program. He started at ASU in 2013 with Dr. Charles Perrings.

Ian Tattersall to Visit for Public Lecture on Human Evolution

The Center for Biology and Society is excited to announce a pub

Awards and Honors

Students in Biology and Society are frequently recognized for their excellent scholarship and merit with prestigious local, national, and international awards and prizes. Learn more

Outreach and Engagement

The Center for Biology and Society is committed to making science accessible to the public. We accomplish this through a variety of digital projects that use methods from history and philosophy to contextualize the scientific process.


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The Embryo Project Encyclopedia
The Embryo Project Encyclopedia (EPE) is an online, Open Access encyclopedia that reveals how scientists think by showing readers the history of embryology, developmental biology, and reproductive medicine. The EPE publishes articles, photographs, graphics, and exhibits, and is aimed at those who have between a ninth grade and undergraduate education. Learn more


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The MBL History Project
The MBL History Project seeks to bring to public attention the rich history of the Marine Biological Laboratory, located in Woods Hole, MA. The MBL has been home to many award-winning scientists, and this project documents that history for the public by digitizing the MBL's archives and creating digital exhibits that put the science of the institution into context for the public. Learn more


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