Book Lab

Traveling into the heart of cells, discovering a laboratory or following a guide to improve your health on a daily basis…Welcome to the Fondation Ipsen’s BookLab!

Our publications focus on collaborations between scientists, artists and publishers and are an invitation to discover science for all.

Curious minds View all

DNA prefers shade


Scarlett and her little brother Joann are enjoying a sunny day at the beach. Joann, very focused on creating his sandcastle, forgets that the sun can be dangerous. Fortunately, Scarlett is there to explain the damaging effects of the sun on DNA.

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Genie has an idea

By Elina ZUEVA

The Genome Kingdom consists of a single street, DNA Street. The Gene family lives there peacefully when one day, a bad Transposon wants to settle there. To make room for himself, he wants to destroy homes. Fortunately, Genie has an idea.

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The platelets stand in the way

By Chunlong CHEN

Leo falls while playing football. Ouch! His knee is bleeding. Fortunately the platelets are there to stop the bleeding.

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Life Manuals View all

Life with Alzheimer’s Disease – Caregiver guide


Sometimes, taking care of the person with AD makes you feel good because you are providing love and comfort. Other times, it can be overwhelming. This books is adapted from Caring for a Person with Alzheimer’s Disease from the National Institute on Aging at NIH. It will help you cope with and learn about Alzheimer’s Disease and you will find suggestions for taking care of yourself, which help you to be a good caregiver.

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Exercise and Physical Activity: Your daily guide


This guide written in collaboration with the US National Institute of Ageing provides tips and exercises to help you stay healthy regardless of your budget and your age.

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Warrior Movement Screen

By Wounded Warriors Project

The Warrior Movement Screen is a book that explains different types of movements and physical maneuvers for veterans. This project was carried out in collaboration with the Wounded Warriors organization in the US.

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Little Issue View all

Little Issue

By The Big Issue South Africa

Improve literacy and scientific knowledge to 6-9 years old and provide educational material for free.

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Manga Library View all

Glass ceiling


Meredith had failed her interview to head a research team. She started to doubt whether she could do it… How she could break this glass ceiling?

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Gender chaos


Nohr works as a young doctor in the emergency room. In this competitive environment, her fighting spirit and motivation have been put to the test.

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One of a kind


Ramona hopes to be succeed as an engineer. She accepts a mission on an offshore oil rig. Stereotypes and prejudices come thick and fast… but they haven’t heard the last of her yet…

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Science in poetry View all

Science in poetry

By Ron Dudley a.k.a "Pookanu"

Mr Dudley’s perspective on science is unique, and it is a privilege for Fondation Ipsen to communicate his poems for free for the first time.

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