Endless forms most beautiful: why evolution favours symmetry

From sunflowers to starfish, symmetry appears everywhere in biology. This isn’t just true for body plans – the beautiful molecular machines keeping our cells alive are also strikingly symmetric. But why? Does evolution have a built-in preference for symmetry?

We think so, and I'd like to tell you why, bringing together computer science, physics and biology to describe a new theory across life!

Endless forms most beautiful: why evolution favours symmetry

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