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Cell of Cells: The Global Race to Capture and Control the Stem Cell

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From a lab in the Sahara, where one problem is sand in the petri dishes, to an Israeli lab that narrowly escapes a terrorist bomb, stem cells have gone global. Not only are the cells studied in an escalating number of labs—and lands—but they are already being used. In Japan, a respected doctor uses the cells to make small women better endowed. In Connecticut, stem cell tec ...more
Hardcover, 560 pages
Published March 17th 2007 by W. W. Norton & Company (first published March 26th 2006)
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Peter Richmond
May 15, 2007 Peter Richmond rated it it was ok
This book is by a journalist and bears that imprint. Usually, I'd say that that's a good thing, but not in this case. The players and places are way too over-written and dramatized. The author goes on these lengthy detours into irrelevant foreign affairs topics. Her commentary on the state of Palestinian/Israel relations made me cringe. I don't like to have to cringe - especially when all I'm trying to do is learn something about stem cells.

It's got some good chunks in it, but you've got to wee
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