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Icons of Life: A Cultural History of Human Embryos

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"Fascinating! "Icons of Life "is an account of how we have come to know ourselves as ourselves, both a compelling human origin story and an engaging tale of intellectual curiosity, biological specimens, reproductive politics, and science. Morgan draws skillfully on her ethnographic toolkit to reveal the social context of embryology alongside the cultural and scientific work of crafting objective 'facts of life' from unremarkable flesh."--Monica J. Casper, author of "The Making of the Unborn Patient" "How do scientists ...

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Icons of Life: A Cultural History of Human Embryos
2009, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA

ISBN-13: 9780520260443

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Icons of Life: A Cultural History of Human Embryos
2009, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA

ISBN-13: 9780520260436

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