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Access to the article is free, however registration and sign-in are required: Many biological processes, including cell division, metabolism, and seasonal flowering, are controlled by cycles of activity. Mechanisms called biological clocks maintain these cycles. In their Perspective, Gillette and Sejnowski discuss how some clocks do not operate independently of others. Rather, clocks may interact such that the state of one system can alter another.

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      metabolic oscillations,NSDL,chronobiology,NSDL_SetSpec_BEN,metabolic cycle,circadian cycle,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110722025522616T,suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN)

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