DNA and Biotechnology

DNA and Biotechnology

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3rd Edition - September 8, 2009

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  • Authors: Molly Fitzgerald-Hayes, Frieda Reichsman
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780120489305
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080916354

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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.

Key Features

  • Engaging and straightforward scientific writing style
  • Comprehensive forensics chapter
  • Parallel Pedagogic material designed to help both readers and teachers
  • Highlights in the latest scientific discoveries
  • Outstanding full-color illustration that walk reader through complex concepts


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

Table of Contents

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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 400
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2009
  • Published: September 8, 2009
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780120489305
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080916354

About the Authors

Molly Fitzgerald-Hayes

Frieda Reichsman

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