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Life's Vital Link: The astonishing role of the placenta

ISBN : 9780199694525

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¥2,002
Author: 
Y.W. Loke
Pages
288 Pages
Format
Paperback
Size
130 x 196 mm
Pub date
May 2018
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How does the foetus - a foreign body - survive inside the mother? The placenta is the extraordinary organ that allows this to happen; but this remarkable feat of evolution is only just being fully appreciated by science. Y.W. Loke explores the fascinating nature of the placenta and what it can tell us about evolution, development, and genetics.

Index: 

1 After the Afterbirth
2 In the Beginning
3 The Principal Players
4 Parental Tug-o-War
5 Connecting with Mother
6 Nature's Transplant
7 Products
8 Gateway
9 Journey's End
Glossary
Endnotes
Index

About the author: 

Professor Y. W. Loke, Fellow of King's College Cambridge, is a highly respected expert in the placenta and its implantation and development. He has published widely in academic journals.

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