Surveying Life

How systems biology can help us fully understand our bodies for the first time – and prevent illnesses before they happen

Original Title: Die Vermessung des Lebens

Hardcover with jacket, 336 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm, 5.3 x 8.5 in., 16 b/w illustrations
ISBN: 978-3-421-04850-9
€ 24.00 [D] | € 24.70 [A] | CHF 33.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: DVA Sachbuch

Date of publication: March 29, 2021
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Peter  Spork - Surveying Life


The end of all illness? How the new science of systems biology can help us stay healthy

Around the world, scientists are urgently trying to understand the human body in its entirety, from the smallest cell to the organism as a whole. Using the latest technology and new algorithms, systems biologists are busy decoding the vast number of metabolic processes and behavioural patterns that characterise our existence. Each day brings new findings – findings that will eventually revolutionise medicine. The better we understand how illnesses occur, the sooner we can prevent them.

In his new book, bestselling author Peter Spork explains the benefits this forward-thinking form of science will bring us all: soon we will be able to measure our own health and fitness, protect ourselves from chronic illness, and slow down the ageing process.

"An accessible and uncluttered introduction to the medicine of the future. […] Spork writes engagingly and persuasively, and his enthusiasm for systems biology is palpable on every page."

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