Developmental Biology : From a Cell to an Organism (Hardcover)

Author: Hodge, Russ

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One aim of developmental biology is to learn how a healthy body arises from the genetic material of an organism, also known as a genome. Another goal is to understand why development sometimes goes wrong. Mutations may produce organisms with harmless--or potentially beneficial--characteristics such as extra fingers. Other times they can lead to fatal developmental defects, or problems that make it impossible for someone to lead a healthy life. They are also the reason that new species can arise. Over the past few years, research has drawn together development, medicine, and several other branches of biology in a new way of thinking about organisms that many people are still not familiar with.


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Mfg Part# 9780816066834
SKU 208019452
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0816066833
Release Date 10/30/2009
Dimensions (in Inches) 9.25H x 6.25L x 0.75T
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Editors Note Explains how human and animal embryos develop, discussing cell differentiation, formation of organs, stem cells, cancer, and xenotransplantation.
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0204
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