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The Dance Of Life: The New Science of How a Single Cell Becomes a Human Being

Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz & Roger Highfield.
Item #: D12049
Format: Hardcover
Pages/Publication Date: 304 / 2020
Publisher: Basic
ISBN: 9781541699069
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Scientists have long struggled to make pregnancy easier, safer, and more successful, and here, 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 40 trillion cells. Set at the intersection of science's greatest powers and humanity's greatest concern, Zernicka-Goetz reflects on her own unusual pregnancy and speculates on the future of fertility.


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