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A landmark book by the senior science writer at Time magazine introduces us to a medical breakthrough that can save our lives.
Few people know much about stem cell research beyond the ethical questions raised by using embryos. But in the last decade, stem cell research has made huge advances toward eliminating some of our most intractable diseases. Now this sweeping and accessible book introduces us to this cutting-edge science that will revolutionize medicine and change the way we think about and treat disease.
Alice Park takes us from stem cell's controversial beginnings to the recent electrifying promise of being able to create the versatile cells without using embryos at all. She shows us how stem cells give researchers an unprecedented ability to study disease while giving patients the promise of replacing diseased cells with healthy new ones. And she profiles the scientists and leaders-many with their own compelling stories-who have fueled the quest and will continue to shape the field in years to come.
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Alice Park is a senior reporter with Time magazine, currently serving as head of science coverage. She lives in New York City.
Table of Contents
1 A Tale of Two Fathers 1
2 It Began with Dolly 11
3 Politics Intrudes 35
4 From Mouse to Man 57
5 A President, a Policy, and a Predicament 87
6 Fighting Back 109
7 California Dreamin' 135
8 Caught Up in Cloning 161
9 The Rise and Fall of a "Supreme Scientist" 187
10 Safe Harbors 219
11 A Jolt from Japan 235
12 Looking Ahead 257
Additional Resources 313
What People are Saying About This
Park’s book proves there is truly stem cell hope for all of us, not just hype.”
Infuses a difficult scientific subject with intrigue, passion, and fun.”
The Stem Cell Hope is a tour-de-force of storytelling. Park brings the science alive with her dramatic narrative, while managing the tricky feat of explaining stem-cell science with rigor and panache. (Sharon Begley, bestselling author of Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain)
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Alice Park does a phenomenal job of meshing heartfelt real-life stories with medical information. Parks takes the lives of people suffering from dabilitating diseases such as diabetes and ALS and connects them to "the hope" that stem cell research offers. I was brought up catholic and was naturally against stem cells, however, the insight this book provided changed my mind and will change yours; it will change the way you look at the future of medicine. Great buy- A+
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