Merchants of Immortality: Chasing the Dream of Human Life Extension

by Stephen Hall

Regenerative medicine and human life extension are among the most cutting-edge pursuits in science, and potentially among the most profitable. In Merchants of Immortality, Stephen S. Hall offers both an expose<acute accent> of this fascinating science and a case study of the billion-dollar industry that has grown up around it. At the center of the field are stem cell research and cloning -- topics of continuous ethical debate -- and the stem cell legislation that has unintentionally created a strange and thriving private-sector business niche.

Merchants of Immortality is a captivating, incisive account of a new frontier at the intersection of biology and business.

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/ EAN: 9780618492213
  • ISBN-10: 0618492216
  • Pages: 440
  • Publication Date: 01/20/2005
  • Carton Quantity: 28

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    Regenerative medicine and human life extension are among the most cutting-edge pursuits in science, and potentially among the most profitable. In Merchants of Immortality, Stephen S. Hall offers both an expose<acute accent> of this fascinating science and a case study of the billion-dollar industry that has grown up around it. At the center of the field are stem cell research and cloning -- topics of continuous ethical debate -- and the stem cell legislation that has unintentionally created a strange and thriving private-sector business niche.

    Merchants of Immortality is a captivating, incisive account of a new frontier at the intersection of biology and business.

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