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Life Itself Exploring the Realm of the Living Cell

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ISBN-10: 0195125002

ISBN-13: 9780195125009

Edition: 1998 (Reprint)

Authors: Boyce Rensberger, Nigel Orme

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Hidden in a nondescript red-brick building in Rockville, Maryland, is the most unusual warehouse in the world, a bank of living cells called the American Type Culture Collection. Here, at 321 degrees below zero--a temperature at which life abandons its vital dance and enters limbo, but without dying--are some 30,000 vials holding 60 billion living forms in suspended animation, including mouse kidney cells, turkey blood cells, armadillo spleen cells, and some 40 billion human cells. These cultured cells are essential to modern biological research--in fact, cells today are the most intimately studied life forms in all of science, for both practical and philosophical reasons. For one, all…    
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/17/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 290
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946

Preface and Acknowledgments
A Particle of Life
Molecular Motors
Animation
The Living-Room Cell
How Genes Work
One Life Becomoes 2
Two Lives Become 1
Constructing a Person
Pumping Protein
Heal Thyself
In Self-Defense
Revolution
The Immortality Within
Glossary
Suggested Readings
Index