Reshaping Life: Key Issues in Genetic Engineering / Edition 3

Reshaping Life: Key Issues in Genetic Engineering / Edition 3

by G. J. V. Nossal, Ross L. Coppel
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521524237

ISBN-13: 9780521524230

Pub. Date: 09/28/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Reshaping Life is an eminently authoritative and lucid description of modern molecular biology and genetics, and the ethical implications of genetic engineering. Now in its third edition, it is fully revised and updated, taking advantage of a decade of progress in genetics and biotechnology. It offers a concise working knowledge of DNA science and of those aspects of

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Reshaping Life is an eminently authoritative and lucid description of modern molecular biology and genetics, and the ethical implications of genetic engineering. Now in its third edition, it is fully revised and updated, taking advantage of a decade of progress in genetics and biotechnology. It offers a concise working knowledge of DNA science and of those aspects of cell biology needed to understand such issues as animal cloning, genetically modified food, and gene therapy. It examines the debates on the sociological and ethical issues surrounding modern technology, laying out the issues for the reader, while urging a rational approach.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521524230
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2010
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 8.43(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Preface;
1. The genie is out of the bottle;
2. The organization of life;
3. The mechanics of gene transplantation;
4. Genomes: the encyclopaedias of life;
5. Factories for precious proteins;
6. Genes as diagnostic probes;
7. Gene therapy, cellular engineering and human cloning;
8. Vaccines of the future;
9. Genetically manipulated organisms;
10. The DNA industry;
11. Scientists playing God;
12. Genetic engineering and public policy;
13. Distant horizons;
Appendix - Subcellular organelles;
Glossary;
Suggestions for further reading;
Index.

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