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hi!everybody:)

there is diffuclt for me about following sentence.Could you help me to make it easy to understand?

Since the laws of physics,not some arbitrary decision,have determined the general form of applied-art objects,they follow basic patterns,somuch so that functional forms can vary only within certain limits.

At the least,these scientific advances may offer a way of screening parents who might be at risk of transmitting a single-gene defect to any children that they conceive.

THESE scentences were from differet articles.

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Since the laws of physics,not some arbitrary decision,have determined the general form of applied-art objects,they follow basic patterns,so much so that functional forms can vary only within certain limits.

At the least,these scientific advances may offer a way of screening parents who might be at risk of transmitting a single-gene defect to any children that they conceive.

i can't find the main force of these sentences.
so much so=to the degree that, to the extent that, so much that

Since the laws of physics,not some arbitrary decision,have determined the general form of applied-art objects,they follow basic patterns SO MUCH THAT functional forms can vary only within certain limits.

The forms used in design are limited because of limitations imposed by physics.