Sex and Death: The awful existential significance of cellular suicide.

“In 1929 James Thurber and E.B. White posed a deep question: Is sex necessary? Seven decades later, the answer remains shrouded in mystery. But thanks to the work of yesterday’s Nobel laureates and others, we have gained some understanding of a related question: Is death necessary? The answer appears to be yes-because of sex.” Jim HoltSex and Death: The awful existential significance of cellular suicide.Slate)