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              Books by John Rasko

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              Flesh Made New: The Unnatural History and Broken Promise of Stem Cells

              Flesh Made New: The Unnatural History and Broken Promise of Stem Cells (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Rasko, John; Power, Carl

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              The dazzling promise of stem-cell treatment: does it work and will it save us? Two experts look at the hype For decades, we've been anticipating the dawn of regenerative medicine. Again and again, we've been promised that stem cells will soon cure just about every ill imaginable.... If not tomorrow, then the next day, or the day after that, and so on. We're still waiting. This book is an antidote to hype and a salve to sooth the itch for stem-cell salvation. In it, Professor John Rasko, a leading physician-scientist, and writer-historian Carl Power take us on a wild historical tour of this scandal-prone field. They expose all the dirty little secrets that the hype merchants prefer to ignore - the blunders and setbacks, confusions and delusions, tricks and lies. It's a history rife with colourful characters. You'll meet Alexis Carroll, who discovered how to cultivate cells in a test tube: celebrity surgeon, scientific genius and Nazi sympathiser, he opened the field of modern cell science with an experiment so bogus it blocked the way forward for the next 50 years. You'll meet Don Thomas, who developed bone marrow transplantation - the first successful stem-cell therapy - but only after a miserable decade in which all of his patients died. Alongside true stem-cell pioneers, you'll meet charlatans who cooked their data and claimed fake cures - sometimes with fatal consequences. Is there any good news? Which of the many promises of stem-cell research have been kept? And what of the future? Rasko and Power insist that we can only know where we're going if we have a sense of where we've been. Their study tears down the hype surrounding stem cells in order to reveal what's still worth hoping for.
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              ISBN 9780733340147
              Published NZ 1 Mar 2021
              Publisher ABC Books
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              The Boyer Lectures 2018: Life Re-Engineered
               

              The Boyer Lectures 2018: Life Re-Engineered (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

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              Professor Rasko's `Life Re-engineered' lectures, which will be broadcast on ABC RN's Big Ideas from 15-18 October at 8pm, will examine how developments in cell science and genetics are transforming medicine and changing what it means to be human. `We stand at the start of a revol...ution that may alter the very fabric of our being and the essence of what it means to be human,' Professor Rasko said. `Reproductive technologies and gene and cell-based technologies offer the possibility of prolonging life and curing disease - and controlling even our evolution as a species. I hope to ignite a broader community discussion about issues that confront us all, which is surely what the Boyer Lectures are for. Professor Rasko AO is President of the International Society for Cell & Gene Therapy, Head of the Department of Cell & Molecular Therapies at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Professor of Medicine at the University of Sydney's Centenary Institute. In 2012, he was made an Officer of the Order of Australia for services to biomedical research in the field of gene and cell therapy, as a clinician, author, administrator and philanthropist.
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              ISBN 9781489478016
              Published NZ 28 Nov 2018
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              The Boyer Lectures 2018: Life Re-Engineered

              The Boyer Lectures 2018: Life Re-Engineered (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              Read by Rasko, John

              • RRP: $34.99
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              Professor Rasko's `Life Re-engineered' lectures, which will be broadcast on ABC RN's Big Ideas from 15-18 October at 8pm, will examine how developments in cell science and genetics are transforming medicine and changing what it means to be human. `We stand at the start of a revol...ution that may alter the very fabric of our being and the essence of what it means to be human,' Professor Rasko said. `Reproductive technologies and gene and cell-based technologies offer the possibility of prolonging life and curing disease - and controlling even our evolution as a species. I hope to ignite a broader community discussion about issues that confront us all, which is surely what the Boyer Lectures are for. Professor Rasko AO is President of the International Society for Cell & Gene Therapy, Head of the Department of Cell & Molecular Therapies at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Professor of Medicine at the University of Sydney's Centenary Institute. In 2012, he was made an Officer of the Order of Australia for services to biomedical research in the field of gene and cell therapy, as a clinician, author, administrator and philanthropist.
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              ISBN 9781489478023
              Published NZ 28 Nov 2018
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              The Ethics of Inheritable Genetic Modification: A Dividing Line?

              The Ethics of Inheritable Genetic Modification: A Dividing Line? (Hardback)

              Edited by Rasko, John; O'Sullivan, Gabrielle; Ankeny, Rachel

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              An essential contribution to one of the critical debates in current genetics.

              ISBN 9780521822770
              Released NZ 21 Mar 2006
              Publisher Cambridge University Press
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              The Ethics of Inheritable Genetic Modification: A Dividing Line?

              The Ethics of Inheritable Genetic Modification: A Dividing Line? (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Rasko, John; O'Sullivan, Gabrielle; Ankeny, Rachel

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              An essential contribution to one of the critical debates in current genetics.

              ISBN 9780521529730
              Released NZ 13 Feb 2006
              Publisher Cambridge University Press
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