The Secret Body

The Secret Body

How the New Science of the Human Body Is Changing the Way We Live

Summary

'A big-picture forecast of how medicine stands on the threshold of a revolution that will radically change all of our lives' The Times

Welcome to a revolution in the science of you! This landmark new book from award-winning scientist Daniel M. Davis explores the future of the human body.

Imagine taking drugs to help you acquire new skills, or knowing years in advance the precise likelihood of developing specific cancers, or following a diet and health regime tailored to your microbiome, or even having continuous monitoring of your body's workings and well-being.

Written by an award-winning scientist, this landmark book shows how these radical and disconcerting possibilities have been made real. It is at once a gripping drama of scientific ingenuity, discovery and collaboration, and a vision of the human body of dizzying complexity and wonder.

'The startling new discoveries...are radically altering our understanding of how we function and what our future holds' BRIAN COX

'Thrilling' BILL BRYSON

'Brilliant' TIM SPECTOR
'Extraordinary' ALICE ROBERTS

Reviews

  • A brilliant deep-dive into the latest discoveries of human health. An inspiration!
    Tim Spector, No.1 bestselling author of Spoon-Fed

About the author

Daniel M Davis

Daniel M. Davis is Professor of Immunology at the University of Manchester and author of two previous books: The Beautiful Cure, shortlisted for the 2018 Royal Society Science Book Prize and a book of the year in The Times, Telegraph and New Scientist, and The Compatibility Gene, longlisted for the 2014 Royal Society Science Book Prize and shortlisted for the Society of Biology Book Prize. His research, using super-resolution microscopy to study the immune system, was listed in Discover magazine as one of the top 100 breakthroughs of the year. He is also the author of over 140 academic papers, collectively cited over 13,000 times, including articles in Nature, Science and Scientific American.
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