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Biology is a necessary topic to understand when reading and comprehending certain texts. Without a basic understanding of biology, these texts could not be deciphered to their fullest potential. by Mind Map: Biology is a necessary topic to understand when reading and comprehending certain texts. Without a basic understanding of biology, these texts could not be deciphered to their fullest potential.

1. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

1.1. HeLa Cells

1.1.1. AIDs Research

1.1.2. Cancer Research

1.1.3. Polio Vaccine

1.1.3.1. Major development during the time period using Hela.

1.1.3.2. Jonas Salk (1952)

1.1.4. Over 60,000 studies done with HeLa

1.2. Cell Research

1.2.1. Recent development with HeLa

1.2.1.1. Made a link between Humanpapaloma virus (HPV) and cervical cancer

1.2.1.2. role of telomerase in preventing chromosome degradation

1.2.1.3. Both won Nobel Prizes for their work

2. Utopia

2.1. Ecological Boarders

2.1.1. Use the land as a boarder

2.1.2. Strategically farm and maintain lands for their own safety

2.1.3. Although in their own education, biology isn't taught, the Utopians manipulate small ecosystems to their own benefit.

3. The World Without Us

3.1. Ecological Influence

3.1.1. "Long before, the wild predators finished off the last descendants of pet dogs, but a wily population of feral house cats persists, feeding on starlings." (Weisman 37)

3.1.2. Everything mentioned in this story was about how we were polluting the earth and/or how mother nature will eventually overtake all damage that we have caused thus far.

3.1.2.1. New York City:

3.1.2.1.1. 1. Water mains break, end up flooding the city

3.1.2.1.2. 2. Weeds start to sprout

3.1.2.1.3. 3. Buildings begin to crumble

3.1.2.1.4. 4. Larger plants begin to infest

3.1.2.1.5. 5. Ferrel dogs/cats take over

3.1.2.1.6. 6. Larger animals start moving in

3.1.2.1.7. Another Image

3.2. Life After People