Secret Body, The: The Life-changing New Science of Human Biology

Daniel M Davis

Format: Hardback

Publisher: Vintage Publishing

Published: 05-08-2021

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Welcome to a revolution in the science of human health.This book takes us to the frontier of scientific research into the human body and reveals stunning breakthroughs and technologies that are changing our understanding of how it works, what it is capable of, how to combat and prevent disease and how we might manipulate it in the future. Imagine:- Knowing years in advance whether you are likely to get certain cancers- Having a bespoke understanding of your individual genes, organs and cells- Following a completely personalised diet and health regime tailored to your microbiome- Continuous monitoring of your body’s workings and well-being- Drugs that enhance your cognition and help to acquire new skills- Being able to manipulate the genes of your unborn children to eliminate disease or even enhance their capabilitiesTraversing the six key frontiers of human biological breakthrough, Dan Davis shows how these radical new possibilities have been made real thanks to the ingenious work of scientists working over decades to reveal a hitherto invisible and secret universe within each of us. Usually, their work is understood in isolation, but when we combine their understanding of the immune system, the brain, the microbiome, the interaction of cells and the development of the foetus, and when we bring together technologies as diverse as optogenetics and psychobiotics with the work of the Human Cell Atlas and Systems biology, we arrive at a vision of the body of dizzying complexity, wonder and possibility.These and many more astonishing discoveries are related as gripping dramas of discovery by an award-winning scientist at the very forefront of this adventure.

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Dimensions 156 × 240 mm
Page Count 288