Professor Lee M. Silver, Ph.D.

Professor Lee M. Silver
  • Princeton University
  • Harvard University
I’m still amazed by the fact that a single cell, smaller than I can see, is all that it takes to create a complete human being with a human brain.
Dr. Lee M. Silver is Professor of Molecular Biology and Public Affairs at Princeton University. He is a member of both the Department of Molecular Biology and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, with joint appointments in Princeton's Program in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy; the Center for Health and Wellbeing; the Princeton Environmental Institute; and the Center for Law and Public Affairs. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees in Physics from the University of Pennsylvania and his doctorate in Biophysics from Harvard University. He received postdoctoral training in mammalian genetics at New York's Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and in molecular genetics at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory under the direction of Nobel laureate James D. Watson. Professor Silver's books include Challenging Nature: The Clash Between Biotechnology and Spirituality and Remaking Eden, as well as textbooks in genetics. He has published more than 200 scientific articles in the fields of genetics, evolution, reproduction, embryology, computer modeling, and behavioral science, as well as other scholarly papers on topics at the interface between biotechnology, law, ethics, and religion.
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  1. Science of Self

    Science of Self

    Lee M. Silver
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    83% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    Starting at $254.95 Starting at $254.95 $254.95 $254.95$254.95
    Some of humanity's most profound secrets are now being revealed thanks to genomics: the study of the information contained in our chromosomes. Investigate how this field, coupled with the fascinating tools of biotechnology, has addressed age-old mysteries about ourselves with The Science of Self. In 24 thought-provoking lectures designed for nonscientists, Princeton University biologist and Professor Lee M. Silver...
  2. (Set)  Stress and Your Body & Science of Self Set

    (Set) Stress and Your Body & Science of Self

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $509.90 Starting at $509.90 $509.90 $509.90$509.90
  3. (Set) Neuroscience of Everyday Life & Science of Self  Set

    (Set) Neuroscience of Everyday Life & Science of Self

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $629.90 Starting at $629.90 $629.90 $629.90$629.90
    Get a solid understanding of the newest research on what it means to be human in this fascinating course set. First, The Neuroscience of Everyday Life brings you up to date on how neurons, synapses, neurotransmitters, and other biological processes produce all the experiences of everyday life, in every stage of life. Then, in The Science of Self, you explore the exciting field of human genomics and gain astonishing...
  4. (Set) Origins of the Human Mind & Science of Self Set

    (Set) Origins of the Human Mind & Science of Self

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $509.90 Starting at $509.90 $509.90 $509.90$509.90
  5. (Set) Science of Self & Understanding Genetics: DNA, Genes, and Their Real-World Applications  Set

    (Set) Science of Self & Understanding Genetics: DNA, Genes, and Their Real-World Applications

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $509.90 Starting at $509.90 $509.90 $509.90$509.90
    Uncover fascinating secrets about the world of human genetics in this two-course set that takes you to the heart of recent scientific findings. First, investigate how the field of genomics—the study of the information contained in our chromosomes—has addressed age-old mysteries about ourselves with The Science of Self. Next, unlock the mysteries of genetics in Understanding Genetics: DNA, Genes, and...
  6. (Set) Philosophy of Mind: Brains, Consciousness, and Thinking Machines & Science of Self  Set

    (Set) Philosophy of Mind: Brains, Consciousness, and Thinking Machines & Science of Self

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $509.90 Starting at $509.90 $509.90 $509.90$509.90
  7. (Set) Science of Self & Philosophy of Mind: Brains, Consciousness, and Thinking Machines  Set

    (Set) Science of Self & Philosophy of Mind: Brains, Consciousness, and Thinking Machines

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $509.90 Starting at $509.90 $509.90 $509.90$509.90