"His award for showing how cells copy genes, a process essential to how cells develop and to life itself, came 47 years after ...."
a. what does "itself" refer to here?
b. isn't something missing in the underlined part ? (does it mean: essential to understand how cells develop and) but I can't figure out "to life"?
thanks for your answer. the sentence is now clear. though it's amazing how sometimes simple things look complex for us foreigners
Still I guess one incarnation won't be enough... And I've read somewhere recently that the number of words in English language has approached 900,000! You guys just keep producing new notions and words.. Have mercy on us