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            Flesh Made New: The Unnatural History and Broken Promise of Stem Cells
             

            Flesh Made New: The Unnatural History and Broken Promise of Stem Cells (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Rasko, John; Power, Carl

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            • Pub Date
              1 Mar 21

            The dazzling promise of stem-cell treatment: does it work and will it save us? Two experts look at the hype For decades, we've been anticipating the dawn of regenerative medicine. Again and again, we've been promised that stem cells will soon cure just about every ill imaginable.... If not tomorrow, then the next day, or the day after that, and so on. We're still waiting. This book is an antidote to hype and a salve to sooth the itch for stem-cell salvation. In it, Professor John Rasko, a leading physician-scientist, and writer-historian Carl Power take us on a wild historical tour of this scandal-prone field. They expose all the dirty little secrets that the hype merchants prefer to ignore - the blunders and setbacks, confusions and delusions, tricks and lies. It's a history rife with colourful characters. You'll meet Alexis Carroll, who discovered how to cultivate cells in a test tube: celebrity surgeon, scientific genius and Nazi sympathiser, he opened the field of modern cell science with an experiment so bogus it blocked the way forward for the next 50 years. You'll meet Don Thomas, who developed bone marrow transplantation - the first successful stem-cell therapy - but only after a miserable decade in which all of his patients died. Alongside true stem-cell pioneers, you'll meet charlatans who cooked their data and claimed fake cures - sometimes with fatal consequences. Is there any good news? Which of the many promises of stem-cell research have been kept? And what of the future? Rasko and Power insist that we can only know where we're going if we have a sense of where we've been. Their study tears down the hype surrounding stem cells in order to reveal what's still worth hoping for.
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            ISBN 9780733340147
            Published NZ 1 Mar 2021
            Publisher ABC Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Genes That Make Us: Human stories from a revolution in medicine

            The Genes That Make Us: Human stories from a revolution in medicine (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Kirk, Edwin

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            Genes - we all have them and we're all affected by them, often in unknown ways. Whether directly inherited or modified by our environment, genes control or significantly influence almost every aspect of our lives, from the success of our conception and the development of our sexu...al characteristics, to the colour of our skin, hair, and eyes; our height and weight; our health; and, unfortunately, an untold number of diseases. For many, the first time that genetics truly matters to them is in a doctor's office as they learn about a condition that may affect them, their unborn children, or even their wider family. Yet from the first laborious survey of the human genome twenty years ago to the commercial machines that now sequence 6,000 genomes per year, a revolution is taking place in medicine. Navigating this world of heartbreaking uncertainties, tantalising possibilities, and thorny questions of morality is Professor Edwin Kirk, a rare doctor who works both in the lab and with patients, and who has over two decades of experience. In The Genes That Make Us, he explains everything you need to know with clarity, insight, and great humanity.
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            ISBN 9781925849394
            Published NZ 1 Sep 2020
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            DNA Demystified: Unravelling the Double Helix

            DNA Demystified: Unravelling the Double Helix (Hardback)

            By McHughen, Alan

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            Consumers are inundated with fascinating, alarming, and/or exciting information about DNA in the news and on social media. But few have enough background information on DNA and genetics to fully appreciate or critique the issues presented. DNA Demystified provides the technical f...oundation for non-experts to go beyond the story and enable a more complete understanding of the issues covered.
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            ISBN 9780190092962
            Released NZ 16 Jun 2020
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
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            Ethical Issues in Biotechnology
             

            Ethical Issues in Biotechnology (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Sherlock, Richard; Morrey, John D.; Contributions by Agar, Nicholas; Altieri, Miguel; American Association for the Advancement of Science

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            This work focuses on biotechnology broadly conceived to include the development of genetically engineered plants and animals, genetically altered animal organs for human transplant, genetic testing and therapy for human beings and, finally, animal and human cloning.

            ISBN 9780742513778
            Released NZ 9 Oct 2002
            Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Reshaping Life: Key Issues in Genetic Engineering
              

            Reshaping Life: Key Issues in Genetic Engineering (Hardback, 3rd Revised edition)

            By Nossal, G. J. V.; Coppel, Ross L.

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            An authoritative yet easy-to-read description of molecular biology, genetics, and the ethical implications of genetic engineering.

            ISBN 9780521818780
            Released NZ 31 Oct 2002
            Publisher Cambridge University Press
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            Decoding the World

            Decoding the World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Bronson, Po; Gupta, Arvind

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            In the wondrous tradition of Sagan, Feynman, Kahneman, Dubner and Levitt, Gladwell - a vision of the future that uses cutting-edge biotech to explore the most challenging mysteries of the 21st century.

            ISBN 9781472278609
            Released NZ 13 Oct 2020
            Publisher Headline Publishing Group
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Hacking Immortality: New Realities in the Quest to Live Forever
             

            Hacking Immortality: New Realities in the Quest to Live Forever (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Futures, Sputnik

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            • Pub Date
              3 Feb 21

            Cheat death-or at least delay it-with this accessible look into the quest for immortality, and what it means for human civilisation.

            ISBN 9781982139834
            Released NZ 3 Feb 2021
            Publisher Simon & Schuster
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Alice in Futureland
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            Living Construction
             

            Living Construction (Paperback)

            By Dade-Robertson, Martyn

            • RRP: $58.99
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            Modern bio-technologies give us unprecedented control of the fundamental building blocks of life. For designers, across a range of disciplines, emerging fields such as synthetic biology offer the promise of new sustainable materials and structures which may be grown, are self-ass...embling, are self-healing and adaptable to change. While there is a thriving speculative discourse on the future of design in the age of biotechnology there are few realised design applications. This book, the first in the Bio Design series, acts as a bridge between design speculation and scientific reality, and between contemporary design thinking, in areas such as architecture, product design and fashion design, and the traditional engineering approaches which currently dominate bio technologies. Filled with real examples, Living Construction reveals how living cells construct and transform materials through methods of fabrication and assembly at multiple scales, and how designers can utilise these processes.
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            ISBN 9781138363038
            Released NZ 19 Nov 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Bio Design
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            The Precipice: 'A book that seems made for the present moment' New Yorker

            The Precipice: 'A book that seems made for the present moment' New Yorker (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ord, Toby

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            We stand at a precipice - a point where the future is at stake. Humanity has come so far: ten thousand generations, each building on the work of their ancestors to reach the heights of culture and technology we see today. If we choose, we can continue this grand project, with eno...ugh time to end disease, poverty and injustice, and to fulfil our potential. But this future is at risk: for the first time, our power has grown so great that we have the ability to destroy ourselves. The Precipice is a clear-eyed look at the risks that we face, from the familiar, such as nuclear war and climate change, to the emerging, such as biotechnology and advanced artificial intelligence. It argues that ending these risks has become one of the most important moral issues of our time. What do we owe to the generations that follow us? This is an inspiring vision of human history, the legacy we will leave behind, and the steps we must take to work towards a brighter future.
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            ISBN 9781526600226
            Released NZ 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Chemical and Biological Microsensors: Applications in Fluid Media

            Chemical and Biological Microsensors: Applications in Fluid Media (Hardback)

            Edited by Fabry, Pierre; Fouletier, Jacques

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            Reviews the developments in the field of chemical sensors for analyses of ionic or molecular species dissolved in liquid media, mainly in aqueous solutions. The transduction of such devices is based on chemical, biological and physical phenomena.

            ISBN 9781848211421
            Released NZ 14 Jan 2010
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Iste
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