The Thread of Life: The Story of Genes and Genetic Engineering / Edition 1by Susan Aldridge, Aldridge
Pub. Date: 09/28/2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Describes, in a delightfully accessible way, the fascinating world of the molecular biology of the gene. See more details below
Describes, in a delightfully accessible way, the fascinating world of the molecular biology of the gene.
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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