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Life Unfolding : How the Human Body Creates Itself

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Provides a unique conceptual framework, using the principle of adaptive self-organization to explain how a simple egg becomes a complex bodyAn account of an exciting new area of research, outlining both the controversies and the gaps in our understandingWritten in a clear and accessible way bringing together principles from physics and control theory, as well as embryology and physiologyConsiders how we can use this new knowledge for future medical techniques

Author: Davies Jamie
Pages: 299
ISBN: 9780199673537
Cover: Paperback
Edition Number: 1
Release Year: 2015

Jamie A. Davies is Professor of Experimental Anatomy at the University of Edinburgh. He has published 10 books, including Synthetic Biology: A Very Short Introduction, (OUP, 2018), and Life Unfolding, (OUP, 2014), and over 200 research papers on the cellular mechanisms that create and maintain the bodies of humans and higher animals. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology, and a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

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