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Stem Cells: An Insider's Guide also takes readers inside a stem cell lab with an exciting virtual tour. In addition, it provides a description of a day in the life of a prototypic stem cell to give readers an inside look at how they function and the key factors that influence them. In these ways, the author brings readers fully up to speed on the cutting-edge rapidly moving field of stem cells. The book is unique as it is written in an approachable, often humorous way that a general, educated audience can understand and appreciate. A number of issues related to stem cells that spark controversies are also discussed. The book also tackles the exciting, but fast moving areas of stem cell treatments including sports medicine, anti-aging and cosmetics that are capturing the public's imagination. Are these treatments ready for prime time? The book cuts through the hype and answers that essential question. It is also your guide to where the stem cell field will be in the near future and how it could change your life and our world.