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DNA and Biotechnology

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.

Introductory courses for students looking for careers in molecular biology, biotechnology, microbiology, genetics, nursing and other applied life science; teachers and interested lay persons.

Hardbound, 400 Pages

Published: October 2009

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-048930-5


  • 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


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