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
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521625092

ISBN-13: 9780521625098

Pub. Date: 09/28/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In this fascinating book, Susan Aldridge gives an accessible guide to the world of DNA and also explores the applications of genetic engineering in biotechnology. She takes the reader, step by step, through the fascinating study of molecular biology, examining DNA and its function within living organisms as well as aspects of genetic engineering and its

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Overview

In this fascinating book, Susan Aldridge gives an accessible guide to the world of DNA and also explores the applications of genetic engineering in biotechnology. She takes the reader, step by step, through the fascinating study of molecular biology, examining DNA and its function within living organisms as well as aspects of genetic engineering and its applications to humans. Aldridge also looks at the wider world of biotechnology and how genetic engineering can be applied to such problems as producing vegetarian cheese or cleaning up the environment.

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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