The Song of the Cell An Exploration of Medicine and the New Human Mukherjee, Siddhartha

The Song of the Cell An Exploration of Medicine and the New Human

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This book is the story of the cell - past, present and future. Since the discovery of the cell in the 1660s and the discovery in the 1850s that most diseases can be traced back to our cells, human beings have been understood as an ecosystem of units that produce exponentially complex structures and effects.

How did we discover these units, and their functions? How did we begin to understand hearts, brains, kidneys as collections of cooperating cells? What are cells anyway? How do they work, and how (why?) do they work together? Why build organs and organisms out of these units?


And could we re-assemble a new kind of human? Could we alter cells to become resistant to diseases? Could we make new humans out of new kinds cells, endowed with novel properties, functions or intentions?

This book is about the building block of life: the cell. Its story is the story of modern medicine.


PRODUCT DETAILS :

ISBN : 9781847925985
BY (AUTHOR) Mukherjee, Siddhartha
PUBLISHER : Vintage Publishing PUBLICATION DATE : November 01,2022
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : The Bodley Head Ltd
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback
DIMENSION : 155 x 235 x 37mm
WEIGHT : 625 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Mathematics & Science
DESCRIPTION : This book is the story of the cell - past, present and future. Since the discovery of the cell in the 1660s and the discovery in the 1850s that most diseases can be traced back to our cells, human beings have been understood as an ecosystem of units that produce exponentially complex structures and effects.How did we discover these units, and their functions? How did we begin to understand hearts, brains, kidneys as collections of cooperating cells? What are cells anyway? How do they work, and how (why?) do they work together? Why build organs and organisms out of these units?And could we re-assemble a new kind of human? Could we alter cells to become resistant to diseases? Could we make new humans out of new kinds cells, endowed with novel properties, functions or intentions?This book is about the building block of life: the cell. Its story is the story of modern medicine. PRODUCT DETAILS : ISBN : 9781847925985 BY (AUTHOR) Mukherjee, Siddhartha PUBLISHER : Vintage Publishing PUBLICATION DATE : November 01,2022 COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : The Bodley Head Ltd LANGUAGE : English AGE : General PRODUCT FORM : Paperback DIMENSION : 155 x 235 x 37mm WEIGHT : 625 g PRODUCT CATEGORY : Mathematics & Science