DNA Technology

The Awesome Skill


  • I. Edward Alcamo, State University of New York, Farmingdale, U.S.A.

DNA Technology, Second Edition, is a survey of biotechnology written to enlighten readers about the breakthroughs made possible by the science and technologies associated with current DNA research. Ed Alcamo 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 indications of breakthroughs in cloning and other DNA advances. Appropriate for a wide range of courses for non-biology majors, including a ÒDNA for Lawyers course or allied health and nursing courses.
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Book information

  • Published: April 2000
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-048920-6

Table of Contents

The Roots of DNA ResearchThe Double HelixDNA in ActionFoundations of DNA TechnologyMethods of DNA TechnologyPharmaceutical Products of DNA TechnologyDNA Analysis and DiagnosisGene TherapyMedical Forensics and DNA SleuthingThe Agricultural RevolutionTransgenic AnimalsThe Human Genome Project