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Life's blueprint : the science and art of embryo creation

Author: Benny Shilo; Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Public Understanding of Science and Technology Program,
Publisher: New Haven [Connecticut] ; London : Yale University Press, [2014]
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"In the span of just three decades, scientific understanding of the formation of embryos has undergone a major revolution. The implications of these new research findings have an immediate bearing on human health and future therapies, yet most nonscientists remain quite unaware of the exciting news. In this engaging book, a distinguished geneticist offers a clear, jargon-free overview of the field of developmental  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benny Shilo; Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Public Understanding of Science and Technology Program,
ISBN: 9780300196634 0300196636
OCLC Number: 875644466
Notes: "Published with assistance from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Public Understanding of Science and Technology Program and from the foundation established in memory of Amasa Stone Mather of the Class of 1907, Yale College"--Title page verso.
Description: xvi, 174 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : exploring the principles of embryo creation --
It's all in the genes --
How an embryonic cell "decides" its future destiny --
How cells talk and listen to each other --
How do simple modules lead to complex patterns? --
How can a single substance generate multiple responses? --
How do patterns evolve rapidly? --
How are cells programmed to follow predictable routes to specification? --
Ensuring that embryo development is on the right track --
Shaping the tissues --
Stem cells --
What's next?
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A uniquely accessible way of looking at recent major advances in the science of embryonic development  Read more...

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