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Published: 23 May 2013

288 Pages | Approx 20 black and white diagrams


ISBN: 9780199694518

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Life's Vital Link

The astonishing role of the placenta

Y.W. Loke

  • Tells the fascinating story of a vital, yet little understood, organ
  • Considers how and why such an organ evolved
  • Explores the nature of the placenta, and the important role it plays for both the mother and foetus
  • Highlights remarkable aspects of evolution, development, and genetics
  • Addresses what can go wrong when the placenta does not develop properly

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