The Song of the Cell: The Story of Life


Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
ISBN: 9781529111781
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage

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From the dawn of life itself, every being that has ever lived owes its existence to the cell.

The discovery of this vital form led to a transformation in medicine but also in our understanding of ourselves – not as bodies or machines but as ecosystems. It has also given us the power to treat a vast array of mortal maladies…and even to create new kinds of human altogether.

Rich with stories of scientists, doctors and the patients whose lives may be saved by their work, The Song of the Cell is a stunning ode to the building blocks of life and the cutting-edge science harnessing their power for the better.

‘Will leave you in awe’ Guardian