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The Thread of Life: The Story of Genes and Genetic Engineering (Canto Book)

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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.

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Previously published in 1996, an accessible guide to DNA along with an exploration of the applications of genetic engineering in biotechnology, taking the reader through the study of molecular biology, examining DNA and its function within living organisms and aspects of genetic engineering and its applications to humans. In the CANTO series.

Synopsis:

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

Synopsis:

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.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [253]-254) and index.

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521625098
Author:
Aldridge, Susan
Author:
Aldridge
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge England ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
Genetics
Subject:
Molecular biology
Subject:
Biotechnology
Subject:
Dna
Subject:
Genetic engineering
Subject:
Life Sciences - Genetics & Genomics
Subject:
Life Sciences - Biology - Molecular Biology
Subject:
Biology-Genetics
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Canto Book
Series Volume:
no. 2260
Publication Date:
20080931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.52x5.48x.79 in. .67 lbs.

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Product details 272 pages Cambridge University Press - English 9780521625098 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Previously published in 1996, an accessible guide to DNA along with an exploration of the applications of genetic engineering in biotechnology, taking the reader through the study of molecular biology, examining DNA and its function within living organisms and aspects of genetic engineering and its applications to humans. In the CANTO series.
"Synopsis" by , Describes, in a delightfully accessible way, the fascinating world of the molecular biology of the gene.
"Synopsis" by , 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.
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