The Immortal Cell: One Scientist's Quest to Solve the Mystery of Human Aging

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Doubleday, 2003 - Science - 244 pages
"The Immortal Cell" is the extraordinary story of breakthrough discoveries in cell aging, stem cell research, and therapeutic cloning, their impact on the conquest of cancer and other diseases, and the tremendous promise they hold for dramatically extending human life.

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Founder of Advanced Cell Technology, reputedly the only U.S. company openly doing human cloning research for medical purposes, West explains how stem cells work-and how they can be used to regenerate damaged cells and perhaps whole organs. Read full review


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Dr. Michael West is the CEO of Advanced Cell Technology. From 1990 to 1998, he was the founder, director, and vice-president of Geron, the first prominent biotechnology company to focus on human aging. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

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