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Biomedicine and the Human Condition Challenges, Risks, and Rewards

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ISBN-10: 0521541484

ISBN-13: 9780521541480

Edition: 2004

Authors: Michael G. Sargent

List price: $57.99
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Description:

How to avoid disease, how to breed successfully, and how to live to a reasonable age are questions that have perplexed humankind throughout history. This book explores our progress in understanding these challenges, and the risks and rewards of devising solutions. A broad range of topics are covered, including reproduction, the development of human progeny from conception to adulthood, staying healthy, ageing, cancer, infection and the burden of our genetic legacy.
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Book details

List price: $57.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/28/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 366
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Michael G. Sargent is a Research Scientist in Developmental Biology at the National Institute for Medical Research at Mill Hill, London.

Preface
Challenge, risk and reward: learning to control our biological fate
Learning to breed successfully
How life is handled
Cells in sickness and health
Experiences in utero affect later life
Infection, nutrition and poisons: avoiding an unhealthy life
Signs of ageing: when renovation slows
Cancer and the body plan: a Darwinian struggle
Fighting infection
Are devastating epidemics still possible?
Discovering medicines: infinite variety through chemistry
Protein medicines from gene technology
Refurbishing the body
Living with the genetic legacy
Epilogue