Coming to Life:
How Genes Drive Development

Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine Laureate Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard

Great
—The New York Times

Rare insight
—Nature

Marvelous
—American Scientist

Eminent
—Science Magazine

Crucial
—American Society for Cell Biology

A concise and illustrative overview of genetics, evolution and cellular processes as well as a discussion of current ethical issues in human biology. As Dr. Nüsslein-Volhard leads us from laboratory research to its applications in human beings, she also lucidly describes why children look like their parents, how an embryonic cell knows to become an eye rather than an eyelash, and other incredible influences that result in variety in life. Complete with her own hand-drawn illustrations, Coming to Life gives a rare opportunity to understand a Nobel Prize laureate’s passion for science in concise, understandable language.

Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard was awarded The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1995 for her discoveries in genetic research that led to breakthroughs in the prevention of human birth defects.

Hardcover | fully bound | jacketed
6 x 9 inches | 200 pages | 55 author hand-drawn illustrations
ISBN 978-0-9670076-7-0
US $29.95 | Science