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Lenka, N. (2017) A stem cell perspective on cell fate specification and personalized medicine. In: In: Insights on Global Challenges and Opportunities for the Century Ahead. BSPublications , Osmania University Centenary Celebrations Compendium,, pp. 203-214.

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Genesis of Life: Biology that defines the “Science of Life” portrays the very basis of intricate organismal architecture, the living machinery, starting from unicellular organism to complex multicellular ones with defined functional attributes commensurate with the specific physiological demand. Over the years scientific pursuits have been channelized towards understanding the genesis of life forms and the associated evolutionary complexities and intricacies in development. The “origin of life” has remained a conundrum pertaining to whether it involves “Abiogenesis”, i.e naturalistic origin, or “Biogenesis”. While Philosophical perspective supports the former by attributing five physical elements/entities as life constituents, the biological stand point infers the dictum, “Life begets life”. However, the recent demonstration of synthetic life/organism by the groups of Craig Venter (Gibson et al., 2010) and G. M Church (Ostrov et al., 2016) has added another level of complexity to this debatable issue. Indeed various model organisms including both invertebrate and vertebrate species have been employed to uncover the developmental proceedings and to identify the key players underlying the same.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Stem Cell Biology
Depositing User: Mr. Rameshwar Nema
Date Deposited: 24 Dec 2018 05:26
Last Modified: 24 Dec 2018 05:26
URI: http://nccs.sciencecentral.in/id/eprint/577

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