Antoineonline.com : The Dance of Life: Symmetry, Cells and How We Become Human (9780753552926) : Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz : Books

My Shopping Bag

(0 Item)

You have just added :

    Other items :

    You have 0 more Item
    Total Price
    $ 0.00

    My Wishlist

    (0 Item)

    You have just added :

      Other items :

      You have 0 more Item
      Total Price
      $
      Antoine Online

      The Dance Of Life: Symmetry, Cells And How We Become Human

      by Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz
      Our price: LBP 81,900 / $ 54.60Available
      *Estimated delivery time in Lebanon is from 2 to 5 working days
      Quantity :  
      I Add to my wishlist
      |

      Product Details

      • Publisher: EBURY PRESS / RHUK
      • Language: English
      • ISBN-13: 9780753552926
      • ISBN: 0753552922

      Synopsis

      How does life begin? What drives a newly fertilized egg to keep dividing and growing until it becomes 40 trillion cells, a greater number than stars in the galaxy? How do these cells know how to make a human, from lips to heart to toes? How does your body build itself?
      Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz was pregnant at 42 when a routine genetic test came back with that dreaded word: abnormal. A quarter of sampled cells contained abnormalities and she was warned her baby had an increased risk of being miscarried or born with birth defects. Six months later she gave birth to a healthy baby boy and her research on mice embryos went on to prove that – as she had suspected – the embryo has an amazing and previously unknown ability to correct abnormal cells at an early stage of its development.
      The Dance of Life will take you inside the incredible world of life just as it begins and reveal the wonder of the earliest and most profound moments in how we become human. Through Magda’s trailblazing research as a professor at Cambridge – where she has doubled the survival time of human embryos in the laboratory, and made the first artificial embryo-like structures from stem cells – you’ll discover how early life is programmed to repair and organise itself, what this means for the future of pregnancy, and how we might one day solve IVF disorders, prevent miscarriages and learn more about the dance of life as it starts to take shape.
      The Dance of Life is a moving celebration of the balletic beauty of life’s beginnings.

      In just a few easy steps below, you can become an online reviewer.
      You'll be able to make changes before you submit your review.

      Close
      Working on your request