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Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard, winner of The Nobel Prize in Medicine, gives a concise and illustrative overview of genetics, evolution, and cellular processes as well as a discussing of current ethical issues in human biology.

Coming to Life is a remarkable journey through developmental biology that reveals miraculous processes in the microscopic world of cells. Through an accounting of groundbreaking discoveries, Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard tells us many answers to historical and contemporary questions in science. For example, she brings us the newest knowledge about embryonic forms, explains the genetic mechanisms that influence adult development of all animals, and shares insights into the ethical standards society moist uphold in the face of new scientific discoveries.

As the author leads us from laboratory research to its applications in human beings, we also come to understand why children look like their parents, how an embryonic cell knows to become an eye rather than an eyelash, and other incredible influences hat result in variety in life. Complete with her own hand-drawn illustrations, Coming to Life gives a rare opportunity to understand a Nobel Prize-winner's passion for science in concise, understandable language. 55 b/w illustrations.

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Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1995 for her discoveries in genetic research. Her many international honors include those reserved for the upper echelons in science. She lives in Germany.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780979845604
Author:
Nusslein-volhard, Christiane
Publisher:
Kales Press
Author:
Nusslein-Volhard, Christiane
Subject:
Life Sciences - Genetics & Genomics
Subject:
Life Sciences - Evolution
Subject:
Genetics
Subject:
Life Sciences - Biology - Developmental Biology
Subject:
Biology-Genetics
Publication Date:
20080431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
166
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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