BooksDevelopmental Biology

An Intelligent Primer

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Science  20 Apr 2007:
Vol. 316, Issue 5823, pp. 373
DOI: 10.1126/science.1130345

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Coming to Life. How Genes Drive Development. By Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard. Kales Press, Carlsbad, CA, 2006. 180 pp. $29.95, C$42. ISBN 9780967007670.

Nüsslein-Volhard's survey of developmental biology for a popular audience includes such topics as controlling genes, molecular prepatterning, evodevo, body plans, cloning, and gene therapy.