Mutants: On the Form, Varieties and Errors of the Human Body

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How we grow; and what happens when mistakes occur Mutants is a book about how the body develops and grows from a single cell to an adult and then declines into old age. What does the new molecular genetics tell us about the human condition? How is a limb formed? Why do we have five fingers (and not six)? What controls the size to which we grow? Why do we age? More than this, however, it is a brilliant narrative history of what happens when things go wrong. This book tells, rather like a biological verison of The Man Who ...

Mutants: On the Form, Varieties and Errors of the Human Body 2005, HarperPerennial, London

ISBN-13: 9780006531647

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Mutants: On the Form, Varieties and Errors of the Human Body 2004, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780007184576

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Mutants: On the Form, Varieties and Errors of the Human Body 2003, HarperCollins Publishers, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780002571135

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