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2015 sees the 350th anniversary of the journal Philosophical Transactions, making it the world’s oldest scientific journal. As part of the celebrations to mark this anniversary, The Royal Society has published a special issue of Philosophical Transactions A (physical sciences papers) and Philosophical Transactions B (life sciences papers), looking back at pioneering papers from the archive, with commentaries by leading scientists, historians and science writers. Here we talk to one of the authors, Philip Ball, about his discussion of Alan Turing’s 1952 paper on ‘The chemical basis of morphogenesis’.



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