Concise and comprehensive history of both the science and the medical advances made over the decades. How cancers start, what is meant by 'a mutation', and how mutations can make cells grow abnormally and spread. Drawing on the latest discoveries from the Human Genome Project, Hesketh reveals the strides being made.
Provides a look at the growing trade in human DNA, tissue, blood, bones, embryos, and other commodities and assesses the implications of such access to biological material and genetic information in terms of scientific research, law enforcement, and business.
The microbes in our bodies are part of our immune systems and protect us from disease. Many people think of microbes as germs to be eradicated, but those that live with us--the microbiome--build our bodies, protect our health, shape our identities, and grant us incredible abilities. In this astonishing book, Ed Yong takes us on a grand tour through our microbial partners, and introduces us to the scientists on the front lines of discovery.