One may wonder how a paper discussing medical applications of metal isotopes got lost in a review journal dedicated to mineralogy and geochemistry. The justifications are multiple. First, the coming of age of metal isotopic analysis in the mid ‘90s is largely due to the analytical creativity of the geochemical community and to corporate technical skills allowing the rise of new technologies. Second, many concepts, which can be imbedded in quantitative models testable from their predictions, are common to geochemistry, biochemistry, physiology, and nutrition: a cell, with its organelles, a body with its organ and body fluids, are systems liable...

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