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Embryos under the Microscope The Diverging Meanings of Life
ISBN: HB: 9780674725553, Harvard University Press, May 2014
328 pp., 20.3x15.2 cm, 23 halftones, 1 table
Too tiny to see with the naked eye, the human embryo was just a hypothesis until the microscope made observation of embryonic development possible. This changed forever our view of the minuscule cluster of cells that looms large in questions about th...
Genetic Explanations Sense and Nonsense
ISBN: HB: 9780674064461, Harvard University Press, February 2013
384 pp., 23.1x16.3 cm, 2 graphs, 4 tables
Can genes determine which fifty-year-old will succumb to Alzheimer's, which citizen will turn out on voting day, and which child will be marked for a life of crime? Yes, according to the Internet, a few scientific studies, and some in the biotechnolo...
Life from an RNA World The Ancestor Within
ISBN: PB: 9780674060715, Harvard University Press, March 2011
208 pp., 21.1x14.7 cm, 13 line illus.
A majority of evolutionary biologists believe that we now can envision our biological predecessors – not the first, but nearly the first, living beings on Earth. "Life from an RNA World" is about these vanished forebears, sketching them in the distan...
Case against Perfection Ethics in the Age of Genetic Engineering
ISBN: PB: 9780674036383, Harvard University Press, September 2009
176 pp., 17.8x10.8 cm
Breakthroughs in genetics present us with a promise and a predicament. The promise is that we will soon be able to treat and prevent a host of debilitating diseases. The predicament is that our newfound genetic knowledge may enable us to manipulate o...