By Norbert Welsch
Seit der Jahrtausendwende kommt die molekulargenetische Forschung insbesondere den Signalnetzwerken und genetischen Schaltern der Zellalterung in atemberaubendem pace auf die Spur. Und mehr noch: In neuester Zeit haben Wissenschaftler Methoden entwickelt, mit denen sich die Lebensdauer mancher Spezies um ein Vielfaches verlängern lässt. Plötzlich erscheint ein Leben ohne altersbedingten Tod in greifbare Nähe gerückt. used to be haben wir hiervon zu erwarten? Durchbricht der Mensch die letzte Grenze des Lebens?
By Mike Brogden
The more and more aged inhabitants poses many fiscal and moral questions for contemporary society. essentially the most topical and debatable is the talk approximately euthanasia. Drawing on quite a few old, modern, anthropological and literary assets, this paintings considers the current day debates in regards to the sanctity of aged lives and the query of euthanasia. It exhibits that killing the aged, voluntarily or involuntarily, has been a function of many societies - from the primitive to the current day. aged murder and euthanasia this day are most ordinarily hid in the house or the care establishment, a state of affairs that is attracting expanding expert obstacle. this article seeks to put the present debate in a much broader ancient and social context, whereas delivering an summary of present educational matters.
By S. Garagna
Reprint of: Cytogenetic and Genome learn 2004, Vol. a hundred and five, No. 2-4 the home mouse holds a distinct position between version organisms, representing an fundamental software for plenty of investigators, rather in biomedical examine. Mouse genetics encompasses approximately a hundred years of analysis and culminated within the ebook of the mouse genome series in 2002, from which the assumption for this specified factor arose. the problem positive aspects 37 peer-reviewed papers offering a wide-ranging evaluation of all significant facets of mouse genetics, from nuclear move and embryonic improvement to melanoma, from copy to speciation and practical genomics applied sciences. Its goal is to give an appropriate instrument of research for the massive inhabitants of researchers that use the mouse as a version animal. masking a number of subject matters, this book can be an invaluable consultant for scientists operating within the fields of copy, improvement, evolution, melanoma, toxicology, and phone biology in addition to for rookies getting into the realm of mouse genetics.
By Robert H. Binstock, Leighton E Cluff, Robert H Binstock, Leighton E. Cluff MD, Robert H. Binstock PhD
In The misplaced paintings of worrying, Leighton E. Cluff, M.D., and Robert H. Binstock, Ph.D., collect specialists to handle the significance of being concerned, the explanations why it has eroded, and measures that may boost worrying as supplied by way of future health execs, households, groups, and society.