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Author Ball, Philip, 1962- author.

Title How to grow a human : adventures in how we are made and who we are / Philip Ball.

Publication Info. Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2019.


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 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  501 BALL    Check Shelf
Description xi, 372 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: My brain in a dish -- Chapter 1. Pieces of life : Cells past and present -- Chapter 2. What love has to do with it : Growing humans the old-fashioned way -- First Interlude. The human superorganism : How cells became communities -- Chapter 3. Immortal flesh : How tissues were grown outside the body -- Second Interlude. Heroes and villains : The microbiome, immunity and cancer -- Chapter 4. Twisting fate : How to reprogramme a cell -- Chapter 5. The spare parts factory : Making tissues and organs from reprogrammed cells -- Chapter 6. Flesh of my flesh : Questioning the future of sex and reproduction -- Chapter 7. Hideous progeny? The futures of growing humans -- Third Interlude. Philosophy of the lonely mind : Can a brain exist in a dish? -- Chapter 8. Return of the meatware : Coming to terms with our fleshy selves.
Subject Tissue engineering -- Popular works.
Tissue culture -- Popular works.
Organ culture -- Popular works.
Cell transformation -- Popular works.
Cytology -- Popular works.
Developmental biology -- Popular works.
Bioengineering -- Popular works.
Bioengineering. (OCoLC)fst00832028
Cell transformation. (OCoLC)fst00850239
Cytology. (OCoLC)fst00886282
Developmental biology. (OCoLC)fst00891773
Organ culture. (OCoLC)fst01047587
Tissue culture. (OCoLC)fst01151481
Tissue engineering. (OCoLC)fst01151484
Genre/Form Popular works. (OCoLC)fst01423846
ISBN 9780226654805 hardcover alkaline paper
022665480X hardcover alkaline paper
9780226676173 electronic book
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