Life's Universal Scaling Laws

@article{West2004LifesUS,
  title={Life's Universal Scaling Laws},
  author={G. West and J. Brown},
  journal={Physics Today},
  year={2004},
  volume={57},
  pages={36-42}
}
Biological systems have evolved branching networks that transport a variety of resources. We argue that common properties of those networks allow for a quantitative theory of the structure, organization, and dynamics of living systems. 
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