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The Dance of Life

The Dance of Life

The New Science of How a Single Cell Becomes a Human Being

A renowned biologist’s cutting-edge and unconventional examination of human reproduction and embryo research

Scientists have long struggled to make pregnancy easier, safer, and more successful. In The Dance of Life, developmental and stem-cell biologist Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz takes us to the front lines of efforts to understand the creation of a human life. She has spent two decades unraveling the mysteries of development, as a simple fertilized egg becomes a complex human being of forty trillion cells. Zernicka-Goetz’s work is both incredibly practical and astonishingly vast: her groundbreaking experiments with mouse, human, and artificial embryo models give hope to how more women can sustain viable pregnancies. Set at the intersection of science’s greatest powers and humanity’s greatest concern, The Dance of Life is a revelatory account of the future of fertility — and life itself.

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Genre: Nonfiction / Science / Life Sciences / Developmental Biology

On Sale: February 25th 2020

Price: $30 / $38 (CAD)

Page Count: 304

ISBN-13: 9781541699069

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