Zero to Genetic Engineering Hero: The beginner's guide to programming bacteria at home, school & in the makerspace

Zero to Genetic Engineering Hero: The beginner's guide to programming bacteria at home, school & in the makerspace

by Justin Pahara, Julie Legault

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The world's first beginner's guide to genetic engineering is here! With real-world hands-on activities, Fundamentals sections, Going Deeper sections, and Pro-Tip sections, Zero to Genetic Engineering Hero has different levels of depth to meet the diverse learning goals of each learner. Are you a hands-on or visual learner? Each chapter starts with one or more activities to anchor the fundamental concepts found in the other half of the chapter. Fundamentals go into the theory behind the hands-on experiences and cover the first principles of biology, biochemistry, and genetic engineering.

Zero to Genetic Engineering Hero makes use of Amino Labs' Minilab ecosystem to enable you to do real scientific exercises at home, in the classroom, or in a makerspace. Most importantly, you don't need any prior knowledge of genetic engineering or biology. This fun and engaging hands-on approach to learning genetic engineering is not to disappoint! You can also skip hands-on exercises and use Zero to Genetic Engineering Hero to familiarize yourself with the Fundamentals of programming bacteria. With fun analogies and 130+ color illustrations, this book will guide you in understanding the practical and theoretical concepts of genetic engineering.

Zero to Genetic Engineering Hero is the most cutting-edge and accessible education book for learning genetic engineering. It was even edited by teenagers, aged 12-14! We are confident that with this book, you, your family or students can become Genetic Engineering Heroes. No prior knowledge is necessary!

"This book is the perfect journey for students to learn the basics of programming bacteria. Covering the first principles, extracting proteins you've engineered bacteria to create, and controlling genetic circuits are the topics you need to know before you start innovating on your iGEM or Science Fair project." - K. Turton, High School iGEM advisor

Practice responsible genetic engineering: Take the Genetic Engineers' Pledge
Set up your Genetic Engineering Hero space
Practice safe science
Isolate DNA, the blueprints of life
Grow E. coli cells
Complete genetic engineering of E. coli cells
Extract engineered proteins
Process chemicals with engineered enzymes Manually turn on genes in your engineered organisms
No prior knowledge necessary!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781987007336
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Press
Publication date: 10/30/2018
Edition description: Beta ed.
Pages: 186
Sales rank: 679,510
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

Zero to Genetic Engineering Hero Author Julie Legault is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Media Lab and is an expert in transforming complex technology into experiences for non-experts. Justin Pahara is a graduate from the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology at the University of Cambridge, and has more than a decade of experience in synthetic biology and genetic engineering.

Junior Editors Pau, aged 12, and Patricia, aged 12, are both enthusiastic junior scientists and new Genetic Engineering Heroes.

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