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Tales from Within on Stem Cells

Eliot North

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Foreword

Barbara Melville edited this collection. She is a creative science writer, book critic and teacher, and is in residence at the MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine.

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Contents

The Beginning The Language of the Niche

He Blew Me a Kiss In the Mind of an Axon: Another Way to Talk about Multiple Sclerosis and Spontaneous Repair Rescued by Stem Cells Letter to the Professor

Getting the Ball Rolling

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Contributors Sarah Byrne

Eliot North

Hélène Gautier

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Anthony Obaro

Naomi Moris

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Imaginative

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The Beginning

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The Language of the Niche

necessary in the creation of a new individual. They looked identical to Billy because their sex differences were all in the fourth dimension. One of the biggest moral bombshells handed to Billy by the Tralfamadorians,

seven sexes had to do with the making of a baby, since they were sexually active only in the fourth dimension. The Tralfamadorians tried to give Billy clues that would help him imagine sex in the invisible dimension. They told him that there could be no Earthling babies without male homosexuals. There could be babies without female homosexuals. There couldn’t be

who had lived an hour or less after birth. And so on. It was gibberish to Billy.

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*** To be, or not to be: that is the question: Whether tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And by opposing end them? To die: to sleep; Hamlet

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Hamlet

*** The medium is the message.

Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man (1964)

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He Blew Me a Kiss

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In the Mind of an Axon: Another Way to Talk about Multiple Sclerosis and Spontaneous Repair

sent messages

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Rescued by Stem Cells

of a little girl

foiling the efforts of the grave

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Letter to the Professor

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Tales from Within