• The Secret Body

  • How the New Science of the Human Body Is Changing the Way We Live
  • By: Daniel M. Davis
  • Narrated by: Jot Davies
  • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (19 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

“A perfect blend of cutting-edge science and compelling storytelling.” (Bill Bryson)

A revolutionary new vision of human biology and the scientific breakthroughs that will transform our lives.

Imagine knowing years in advance whether you are likely to get cancer, or having a personalized understanding of your individual genes, organs, and cells. Imagine being able to monitor your body's well-being, or have a diet tailored to your microbiome. The Secret Body reveals how these and other stunning breakthroughs and technologies are transforming our understanding of how the human body works, what it is capable of, how to protect it from disease, and how we might manipulate it in the future.

Taking listeners to the cutting edge of research, Daniel Davis shows how radical new possibilities are becoming realities thanks to the visionary efforts of scientists to reveal the invisible and secret universe within each of us. Focusing on six important frontiers, Davis describes what we are learning about cells, the development of the fetus, the body's immune system, the brain, the microbiome, and the genome - areas of human biology that are usually understood in isolation. Bringing them together here for the first time, Davis offers a new vision of the human body as a biological wonder of dizzying complexity and possibility.

Written by an award-winning scientist at the forefront of this adventure, The Secret Body is a gripping drama of discovery and a landmark account of the dawning revolution in human health.

©2021 Daniel M. Davis (P)2021 Princeton University Press

Critic Reviews

“A perfect blend of cutting-edge science and compelling storytelling. Daniel Davis has a rare knack for making complex science comprehensible and thrilling.” (Bill Bryson, author of The Body: A Guide for Occupants)

“Daniel Davis writes with passion and clarity, presenting the cutting edge of technology that is revolutionizing our understanding of how the human body works. His narrative style whips you along from innovation to innovation while maintaining scientific accuracy throughout - a first-class read.” (Jack Gilbert, coauthor of Dirt Is Good)

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Outstanding, humbling, amazing and HUGE respect for science!

Want to know more about your body? How your genetics, micro biome, cell types, neurons, etc work and function? Read this book! How technology and biology intersect to investigate our similarities and uniqueness! Learn about mRNA, monoclonal antibodies, our immune system and so much more! So timely and insightful! To the author, please continue to report on these — your ability to explain and connect the variety of sciences to these amazing discoveries is outstanding. In these times of fake news and confusion your clarity is just what we need! THANK-YOU

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