DNA Technology: A Reference Handbook
  • DNA Technology: A Reference Handbook
  • DNA Technology: A Reference Handbook

DNA Technology: A Reference Handbook

by David E. Newton
     
 

ISBN-10: 1598843281

ISBN-13: 9781598843286

Pub. Date: 11/09/2009

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

A concise, authoritative source that explores the latest advances and potential uses of DNA, as well as the ethical dilemmas surrounding the altering of genetic material.

• Includes a range of primary sources including tables on genetically modified crops, position papers written by nongovernmental organizations, laws, and regulations in the United States

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Overview

A concise, authoritative source that explores the latest advances and potential uses of DNA, as well as the ethical dilemmas surrounding the altering of genetic material.

• Includes a range of primary sources including tables on genetically modified crops, position papers written by nongovernmental organizations, laws, and regulations in the United States and elsewhere in the world

• Offers a listing of the most important terms used in a discussion of DNA technologies

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781598843286
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/09/2009
Series:
Contemporary World Issues Series
Pages:
311
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface xi

1 Background and History 1

Introduction 1

Modifying Life: The Early History 1

The Birth of Genetics 3

The Road to DNA 5

The Structure of DNA 8

The Rise of Molecular Genetics 10

Recombinant DNA Technology 12

Cloning 18

Transgenic Plants and Animals 19

Practical Applications of Transgenic Organisms 23

Gene Therapy and Genetic Testing 32

Forensic DNA Testing 36

References 37

2 Problems Controversies and Solutions 41

Introduction 41

Forensic Science 42

Genetically Modified Organisms 46

Pharming 55

Genetic Testing 58

Gene Therapy 65

Cloning 68

Conclusion 76

References 77

3 Worldwide Perspective 85

Introduction 85

Forensic Science 85

Genetically Modified Organisms 88

Pharming 94

Genetic Testing 97

Human Gene Therapy 100

Cloning 104

Conclusion 108

References 109

4 Chronology 117

5 Biographical Sketches 141

6 Data and Documents 169

7 Organizations 219

8 Resources 249

Glossary 293

Index 299

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