How To Grow A Human

How to Grow a Human
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Release Date
Category Science
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9780226676173
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Two summers ago, scientists removed a tiny piece of flesh from Philip Ball’s arm and turned it into a rudimentary “mini-brain.” The skin cells, removed from his body, did not die but were instead transformed into nerve cells that independently arranged themselves into a dense network and communicated with each other, exchanging the raw signals of thought. This was life—but whose? In his most mind-bending book yet, Ball makes that disconcerting question the focus of a tour through what scientists can now do in cell biology and tissue culture. He shows how these technologies could lead to tailor-made replacement organs for when ours fail, to new medical advances for repairing damage and assisting conception, and to new ways of “growing a human.” For example, it might prove possible to turn skin cells not into neurons but into eggs and sperm, or even to turn oneself into the constituent cells of embryos. Such methods would also create new options for gene editing, with all the attendant moral dilemmas. Ball argues that such advances can therefore never be about “just the science,” because they come already surrounded by a host of social narratives, preconceptions, and prejudices. But beyond even that, these developments raise questions about identity and self, birth and death, and force us to ask how mutable the human body really is—and what forms it might take in years to come.

How to Grow a Human
  • Author : Philip Ball
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2019-10-16

Two summers ago, scientists removed a tiny piece of flesh from Philip Ball’s arm and turned it into a rudimentary “mini-brain.” The skin cells, removed from his body, did not die but were instead transformed into nerve cells that independently arranged themselves into a dense network and communicated with

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How to Grow a Robot
  • Author : Mark H. Lee
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2020-04-28

How to develop robots that will be more like humans and less like computers, more social than machine-like, and more playful and less programmed. Most robots are not very friendly. They vacuum the rug, mow the lawn, dispose of bombs, even perform surgery—but they aren't good conversationalists. It's difficult

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How to Grow a Human
  • Author : Philip Ball
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019

The bestselling author of Critical Mass offers a cutting-edge examination of what it means to be human in the face of the latest technical developments and research in cell biology, tissue growth, organ regeneration, and treatments of cancer and dementia.

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Fully Human
  • Author : Susan Packard
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-02-12

HGTV cofounder Susan Packard launches the next chapter in emotional intelligence (EQ), and shows you how to increase your personal satisfaction and productivity—in work and life—via her three-step path toward EQ Fitness. Emotions can sink us, or they can power us like fuel to succeed. Many of us

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Eat  Cook  Grow
  • Author : Jaz Hee-jeong Choi,Marcus Foth,Greg Hearn
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2014-04-11

Tools, interfaces, methods, and practices that can help bring about a healthy, socially inclusive, and sustainable food future.

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Discovering the Brain
  • Author : National Academy of Sciences,Institute of Medicine,Sandra Ackerman
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 1992-01-01

The brain ... There is no other part of the human anatomy that is so intriguing. How does it develop and function and why does it sometimes, tragically, degenerate? The answers are complex. In Discovering the Brain, science writer Sandra Ackerman cuts through the complexity to bring this vital topic to

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Emotional Business
  • Author : Ravi Rao
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2012-06-27

If youve ever felt ignored as a customer, humiliated by a teammate, drained by workplace politics, or painfully isolated in a big company, then youve experienced the business effects of emotional disconnection. In todays knowledge-driven and service centered economy, emotional excellence isnt idealism. It is a practical necessity for growth

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The Botany of Desire
  • Author : Michael Pollan
  • Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2002

Focusing on the human relationship with plants, the author of Second Nature uses botany to explore four basic human desires--sweetness, beauty, intoxication, and control--through portraits of four plants that embody them: the apple, tulip, marijuana, and potato. 100,000 first printing.

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The Singularity Is Near
  • Author : Ray Kurzweil
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2005-09-22

“Startling in scope and bravado.” —Janet Maslin, The New York Times “Artfully envisions a breathtakingly better world.” —Los Angeles Times “Elaborate, smart and persuasive.” —The Boston Globe “A pleasure to read.” —The Wall Street Journal One of CBS News’s Best Fall Books of 2005 • Among St Louis Post-Dispatch’s Best

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How People Grow
  • Author : Henry Cloud,John Townsend
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2009-05-18

All growth is spiritual growth. Authors Drs. Cloud and Townsend unlock age-old keys to growth from Scripture to help people resolve issues of relationships, maturity, emotional problems, and overall spiritual growth. They shatter popular misconceptions about how God operates and show that growth is not about self-actualization, but about God’

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New Laws of Robotics
  • Author : Frank Pasquale
  • Publisher : Belknap Press
  • Release Date : 2020

Artificial intelligence threatens to disrupt the professions as it has manufacturing. Frank Pasquale argues that law and policy can avert this outcome and promote better ones: instead of replacing humans, technology can make our labor more valuable. Through regulation, we can ensure that AI promotes inclusive prosperity.

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What You Need to Know about Infectious Disease
  • Author : Madeline Drexler
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-05-06

Read online What You Need to Know about Infectious Disease written by Madeline Drexler, published by which was released on . Download full What You Need to Know about Infectious Disease Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Scientific and Medical Aspects of Human Reproductive Cloning
  • Author : National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Life Sciences,Policy and Global Affairs,Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2002-06-17

Human reproductive cloning is an assisted reproductive technology that would be carried out with the goal of creating a newborn genetically identical to another human being. It is currently the subject of much debate around the world, involving a variety of ethical, religious, societal, scientific, and medical issues. Scientific and

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Your Body
  • Author : Matthew MacDonald
  • Publisher : "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
  • Release Date : 2009-07-21

What, exactly, do you know about your body? Do you know how your immune system works? Or what your pancreas does? Or the myriad -- and often simple -- ways you can improve the way your body functions? This full-color, visually rich guide answers these questions and more. Matthew MacDonald,

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Molecular Biology of the Cell
  • Author : Bruce Alberts
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2004

Read online Molecular Biology of the Cell written by Bruce Alberts, published by which was released on 2004. Download full Molecular Biology of the Cell Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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