Biotechnology And Genetic Engineering

Author: Lisa Yount
Publisher: Facts on File
ISBN: 9780816072170
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Provides background on the controversial technologies and the social, political, ethical, and legal issues they raise; offers a guide to further research; and includes material on biotechnology as a business, stem cells, and bioterrorism.

Biotechnology And Genetic Engineering

Author: Kathy Wilson Peacock
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438130600
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Explains why biotechnology is a relevant and volatile issues. Begins with a history of biotechnology and its effect on agriculture, medicine, and the environment. Equal space is devoted to discussing the efforts of human-rights advocates, animal-rights advocates, and environmentalists to create definitive governmental regulations for this budding industry.

Biotechnology And Genetic Engineering

Author: Facts On File, Incorporated
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438130821
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Provides a history of biotechnology and genetic engineering, biographies of important figures in the field, an annotated bibliography and an index for the researcher's use.

Biotechnology

Author: Pamela Peters
Publisher: WCB/McGraw-Hill
ISBN:
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Intro. to makeup of DNA & what it does DNA isolation gene cloning factors that govern gene expression.

Beyond Biotechnology

Author: Craig Holdrege
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813129478
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In 2001 the Human Genome Project announced that it had successfully mapped the entire genetic content of human DNA. Scientists, politicians, theologians, and pundits speculated about what would follow, conjuring everything from nightmare scenarios of state-controlled eugenics to the hope of engineering disease-resistant newborns. As with debates surrounding stem-cell research, the seemingly endless possibilities of genetic engineering will continue to influence public opinion and policy into the foreseeable future. Beyond Biotechnology: The Barren Promise of Genetic Engineering distinguishes between the hype and reality of this technology and explains the nuanced and delicate relationship between science and nature. Authors Craig Holdrege and Steve Talbott evaluate the current state of genetic science and examine its potential applications, particularly in agriculture and medicine, as well as the possible dangers. The authors show how the popular view of genetics does not include an understanding of the ways in which genes actually work together in organisms. Simplistic and reductionist views of genes lead to unrealistic expectations and, ultimately, disappointment in the results that genetic engineering actually delivers. The authors explore new developments in genetics, from the discovery of “non-Darwinian” adaptative mutations in bacteria to evidence that suggests that organisms are far more than mere collections of genetically driven mechanisms. While examining these issues, the authors also answer vital questions that get to the essence of genetic interaction with human biology: Does DNA “manage” an organism any more than the organism manages its DNA? Should genetically engineered products be labeled as such? Do the methods of the genetic engineer resemble the centuries-old practices of animal husbandry? Written for lay readers, Beyond Biotechnology is an accessible introduction to the complicated issues of genetic engineering and its potential applications. In the unexplored space between nature and laboratory, a new science is waiting to emerge. Technology-based social and environmental solutions will remain tenuous and at risk of reversal as long as our culture is alienated from the plants and animals on which all life depends.

An Introduction To Genetic Engineering

Author: Desmond S. T. Nicholl
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139471787
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In this third edition of his popular undergraduate-level textbook, Des Nicholl recognises that a sound grasp of basic principles is vital in any introduction to genetic engineering. Therefore, the book retains its focus on the fundamental principles used in gene manipulation. It is divided into three sections: Part I provides an introduction to the relevant basic molecular biology; Part II, the methods used to manipulate genes; and Part III, applications of the technology. There is a new chapter devoted to the emerging importance of bioinformatics as a distinct discipline. Other additional features include text boxes, which highlight important aspects of topics discussed, and chapter summaries, which include aims and learning outcomes. These, along with key word listings, concept maps and a glossary, will enable students to tailor their study to suit their own learning styles and ultimately gain a firm grasp of a subject that students traditionally find difficult.

Biotechnology Genetic Engineering Reviews

Author: Stephen Harding
Publisher: Nottingham University Press
ISBN: 1904761917
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Containing more than a dozen original, major review articles from authors published in leading journals and covering important developments in industrial, agricultural, and medical applications of biotechnology, this newest edition from the well-established hardcover review series focuses primarily on the genetic manipulation of organisms. Covering issues ranging from gene expression and genetic regulations to plant bioreactors and enzymatic processing, this reference will benefit students in the fields of biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, and pharmaceutical sciences.

Techniques In Genetic Engineering

Author: Isil Aksan Kurnaz
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482260905
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Although designed for undergraduates with an interest in molecular biology, biotechnology, and bioengineering, this book—Techniques in Genetic Engineering—IS NOT: a laboratory manual; nor is it a textbook on molecular biology or biochemistry. There is some basic information in the appendices about core concepts such as DNA, RNA, protein, genes, and genomes; however, in general it is assumed that the reader has a background on these key issues. Techniques in Genetic Engineering briefly introduces some common genetic engineering techniques and focuses on how to approach different real-life problems using a combination of these key issues. Although not an exhaustive review of these techniques, basic information includes core concepts such as DNA, RNA, protein, genes, and genomes. It is assumed that the reader has background on these key issues. The book provides sufficient background and future perspectives for the readers to develop their own experimental strategies and innovations. This easy-to-follow book presents not only the theoretical background of molecular techniques, but also provides case study examples, with some sample solutions. The book covers basic molecular cloning procedures; genetic modification of cells, including stem cells; as well as multicellular organisms, using problem-based case study examples.

Genetic Engineering

Author: Mark Youngblood Herring
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313334733
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Presents an overview of genetic engineering, detailing its history, its techniques, and its controversial application in the cloning of animals, modification of foods, genome mapping, DNA profiling, and treatment of disease.