The Dance of Life by Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz audiobook

The Dance of Life: The New Science of How a Single Cell Becomes a Human Being

By Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz  and Roger Highfield
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8.09 Hours Unabridged
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A renowned biologist's cutting-edge and unconventional examination of human reproduction and embryo research Scientists have long struggled to make pregnancy easier, safer, and more successful. In The Dance of Life, developmental and stem-cell biologist Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz takes us to the front lines of efforts to understand the creation of a human life. She has spent two decades unraveling the mysteries of development, as a simple fertilized egg becomes a complex human being of forty trillion cells. Zernicka-Goetz's work is both incredibly practical and astonishingly vast: her groundbreaking experiments with mouse, human, and artificial embryo models give hope to how more women can sustain viable pregnancies. Set at the intersection of science's greatest powers and humanity's greatest concern, The Dance of Life is a revelatory account of the future of fertility -- and life itself.

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A renowned biologist's cutting-edge and unconventional examination of human reproduction and embryo research


Scientists have long struggled to make pregnancy easier, safer, and more successful. In The Dance of Life, developmental and stem-cell biologist Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz takes us to the front lines of efforts to understand the creation of a human life. She has spent two decades unraveling the mysteries of development, as a simple fertilized egg becomes a complex human being of forty trillion cells. Zernicka-Goetz's work is both incredibly practical and astonishingly vast: her groundbreaking experiments with mouse, human, and artificial embryo models give hope to how more women can sustain viable pregnancies. Set at the intersection of science's greatest powers and humanity's greatest concern, The Dance of Life is a revelatory account of the future of fertility -- and life itself.


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Author Bio: Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz

Author Bio: Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz

Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz is Professor of Mammalian Development and Stem Cell Biology at the University of Cambridge. She is also a Fellow of Sidney Sussex College and a Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow. She holds several patents related to diagnosis and treatment, and has published 117 papers in major journals such as Nature, Science, and Cell. She lives in Cambridge, UK.

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Author Bio: Roger Highfield

Author Bio: Roger Highfield

Roger Highfield was born in Wales, raised in north London, and became the first person to bounce a neutron off a soap bubble. He has written several books, sat on a few committees, and was the science editor of the Daily Telegraph for two decades. Today, he is the editor of New Scientist magazine, the global science and technology weekly.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Runtime: 8.09
Audience: Adult
Language: English