The Thread of Life: The Story of Genes and Genetic Engineering / Edition 1

The Thread of Life: The Story of Genes and Genetic Engineering / Edition 1

by Susan Aldridge, Aldridge
     
 

Describes, in a delightfully accessible way, the fascinating world of the molecular biology of the gene.See more details below

Overview

Describes, in a delightfully accessible way, the fascinating world of the molecular biology of the gene.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521625098
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2008
Series:
Canto Series
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; Illustration credits; Part I. What is DNA?: 1. DNA is life's blueprint; 2. DNA in action; 3. A close up of the genome; 4. Where did DNA come from?; Part II. Engineering Genes: 5. Genetic engineering; 6. Creating new life forms; 7. Genes – the human angle; 8. New genes for old; Part III. Biotechnology: 9. The wide world of biotechnology; 10. Plant power; 11. Environmental solutions; Part IV. The Final Frontier: 12. Beyond DNA; Further reading; Index.

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