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Other titles in the Wiley-Interscience Series on Laboratory Automation series:
Automation Technologies for Genome Characterization (Wiley-Interscience Series on Laboratory Automation)
Synopses & Reviews
An accessible overview of the latest advancements in automation technologies for genetic mapping—a blueprint for the laboratory of the future
Although much has been written about the genetic science at work in the Human Genome Project, to date there has been a serious gap in the literature about the technology that propels the project. Bringing together a group of leading researchers, this work presents a unified vision of the vital role played by technological innovation in tackling the tremendous challenges of genome characterization. Areas covered include informatics, robotics, optical and microfabrication techniques, and information management systems. Accessible to geneticists and nongeneticists alike, this clearly written resource provides:
As one of the first books to address the spectrum of technologies that will carry genetic research into the next millennium, Automation Technologies for Genome Characterization is an indispensable reference for genome researchers as well as biologists, engineers, and computer scientists working in this exciting field.
Wiley-Interscience Series on Laboratory Automation
Book News Annotation:
Researchers explain the technology behind the highly touted Human Genome Project, and especially the technological innovations it has drawn from and contributed to. Considering informatics, robotics, optical and microfabrication techniques, and information management systems, they offer first-hand case studies of automation and control systems and workable models for standardized hardware and software interfaces. They also explore emerging technologies such as capillary gel electrophoresis, miniaturization, and mass spectrometry. Tutorials throughout clarify biological issues underlying the technology. Accessible to non-specialists.
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For end users of automated laboratory systems, this book will be a valuable reference for learning about appropriate technologies used in human genome characterization, and for accessing information about those organizations and laboratories active in this field.
Easily accessible to the non-geneticist as well as the geneticist and includes descriptions of underlying biology.
About the Author
TONY J. BEUGELSDIJK, PhD, is a staff member at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico and leads the Lab's robotics program.
Table of Contents
Partial table of contents:
Custom Hardware and Software for Genome Center Operations: From Robotic Control to Databases (H. Garner).
Automation Strategies: A Modular Approach (M. Pollard).
Large-Scale Library Characterization (E. Maier, et al.).
A Script-Directed Controller of Modular Automation (SDCMA) for Genome Laboratories (B. Hartog & P. Medvick).
Scanning Probe Microscopy in Genomic Research (D. Allison, et al.).
A Miniature Integrated Nucleic Acid Analysis System (M. Northrup, et al.).
Mass Spectrometric Methods in DNA Characterization (P. Williams, et al.).
ANALYSIS AND SYNTHESIS.
Petri Net Modeling and Simulation for Automated Systems (D. Meldrum & E. Tongco).
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