The process of biological development is an amazing feat of tightly regulated cellular behaviours - differentiation, movement, and growth - powerful enough to result in the emergence of a highly complex living organism from a single cell, the fertilized egg. This text clearly illustrates the universal principles that govern this process of development, in a succinct and accessible style.
This text explores and synthesizes the organismal, cellular, and molecular aspects of animal development, and expands its coverage of the medical, environmental, and evolutionary aspects of developmental biology.
This book provides current research in reproductive technology with a focus on Down's Syndrome screening in assisted conception pregnancies; sexed semen technology in buffalo breeding and reproductive technologies; a nation-wide study of assisted reproductive technology and multiple births and accompanied birth defects.
This book presents the wider picture of how reproductive medicine and biology links with genetics. The editors also address the new challenges raised in how to treat and counsel patients at fertility and genetic clinics, as well as eliciting vivid bioethical debates.
This book starts off by introducing the principles and approaches of developmental biology. The second section covers the characteristic development of each of the principal model species used for research and the final chapters are devoted to organ development, predominantly in vertebrates.
This book addresses the key issues and concerns of infertile couples. Included here are conditions that negatively affect fertility, such as sexually transmitted diseases, endometriosis, ectopic pregnancy, and immune system conditions, surrogate motherhood, egg donation, and other third-party parenting options, and ethics in fertility technology, including the recent controversies over cloning.