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Baker & Taylor
A key player in the science of therapeutic cloning recounts the progress that has been made in reversing the aging process of cells, citing the unique qualities of stem cells and how they can be used to regenerate damaged cells and organs.

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Combining memoir, popular science, and not a small portion of self-promotion, West (CEO of Advanced Cell Technology, Inc.) describes his companies efforts to using cloning techniques to turn "old" cells into "young" ones, theoretically beating the effects of human aging. He also recounts his part in the stem-cell controversy that erupted into the headlines when President George W. Bush denounced West's work from the Rose Garden of the White House. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer
Dr. West was set on a quest to find a scientific solution to the devastating effects of disease and death after the death of his father. He became immersed in the study of cell aging and the discovery of the cellular "clock" telomerase - the mechanism that controls cell aging. His work led him to found the biotechnology company Geron, a pioneer in the field of stem cell research. His new company, Advanced Cell Technology, is the only organization in the United States pursuing human therapeutic cloning research - research in the field of "regenerative medicine" intended to repair damaged and diseased human organs and tissues.
Part memoir, part adventure story, The Immortal Cell chronicles the breakthroughs Dr. West and other scientists have made in biotechnology over the past decade - and the astonishing potential they offer us to cure diseases and improve the quality of human life.

Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 2004
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780385509282
Branch Call Number: 976.403 BRA
Characteristics: 582 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm


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