How We Live and Why We Die

How We Live and Why We Die

The Secret Lives of Cells

Paperback - 2009
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Everything about our existence-movement and memory, imagination and reproduction, birth, and ultimately death-is governed by our cells. They are the basis of all life in the universe, from bacteria to the most complex animals. In the tradition of the classic Lives of a Cell, but with the benefit of the latest research, Lewis Wolpert demonstrates how human life grows from a single cell into a body, an incredibly complex society of billions of cells. Wolpert goes on to examine the science behind topics that are much discussed but rarely understood--stem-cell research, cloning, DNA, cancer--and explains how all life on earth evolved from just one cell. Lively and passionate, this is an accessible guide to understanding the human body and life itself.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 2009.
Edition: 1st American ed.
ISBN: 9780393339383
Characteristics: 240 p. ; 22 cm.
Alternative Title: Secret lives of cells


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