DNA and Biotechnology


  • Molly Fitzgerald-Hayes
  • Frieda Reichsman

Appropriate for a wide range of disciplines, from biology to non-biology, law and nursing majors, DNA and Biotechnology uses a straightforward and comprehensive writing style that gives the educated layperson a survey of DNA by presenting a brief history of genetics, a clear outline of techniques that are in use, and highlights of breakthroughs in hot topic scientific discoveries.
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Introductory courses for students looking for careers in molecular biology, biotechnology, microbiology, genetics, nursing and other applied life science; teachers and interested lay persons.


Book information

  • Published: October 2009
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-048930-5

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The roots of DNA Research
Chapter 2 The Double Helix
Chapter 3 DNA in Action
Chapter 4 Tools of the DNA Trade
Chapter 5 Working with DNA
Chapter 6 Human Genomics
Chapter 7 Bioinformatics
Chapter 8 DNA in Froensics
Chapter 9 Exploring Cell Fate
Chapter 10 Genetic Diseases
Chapter 11 Gene Therapy
Chapter 12 Stem Cell Research
Chapter 13 Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
Chapter 14 Animal Biotechnology
Chapter 15 Agricultural Biotechnology
Chapter 16 Genes and Race