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5.0 out of 5 stars
Must read for everyone, 20 May 2005
Having seen the programmes (Human mutants - Channel 4) by Armand Marie Leroi, I was compelled to find out more about the development of humans and how much has been learned from genetic mutations. This book contains everything from the series and more.
Anyone who is amazed by the miracle of life would appreciate the scientific explanations of how an embryo develops. It explains everything from how organs come to be where they are in the body (eg. how do the molecules know which side is the left?)to how hands are developed. The main thing that struck me was how we really are all equal in that everyone has mutations- its just that some are more apparent than others.
This really is one book that everyone should read - after all it makes sense that we should all know how we are what we are.