DNA technology [electronic resource] : the awesome skill / I. Edward Alcamo.

By: Alcamo, I. EdwardMaterial type: TextTextPublisher: San Diego : Academic Press, 2001Edition: 2nd edDescription: 1 online resource (xii, 348 p.) : illISBN: 9780120489206; 0120489201; 9780080530482 (electronic bk.); 0080530486 (electronic bk.)Subject(s): Genetic engineering | DNA | Genetics | Genetic Techniques | DNA | Ingenier�ia gen�etica | ADN | SCIENCE -- Biotechnology | Genanalyse | GentherapieGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: DNA technology.DDC classification: 660.6/5 LOC classification: QH442 | .A42 2001ebOther classification: 58.30 Online resources: ScienceDirect
Contents:
The roots of DNA research -- The double helix -- DNA in action -- Foundations of DNA technology -- Methods of DNA technology -- Pharmaceutical products of DNA technology -- DNA analysis and diagnosis -- Gene therapy -- Medical forensics and DNA sleuthing -- The agricultural revolution -- Transgenic animals -- The Human Genome Project.
Summary: 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 DNA for Lawyers course or allied health and nursing courses. * An introductory treatment of aspects of DNA technology written to enlighten the reader about the breakthroughs made possible by the science and technologies associated with DNA * Emphasizes the practical implications and applications of the new genetic technologies; readers will come away saying, "So that's what DNA technology is all about!" * Helps students, business people, lawyers, and jurists gain more confidence in their ability to to understand and appreciate DNA technology and human genetics * Persons with genetic diseases will gain a clearer understanding of their afflictions and understand the bases for possible cures * Agriculturists will have insight into the genetic basis for gene-altered plants and animals * The general public will better appreciate the nature and reasons for the Human Genome Project now in progress.
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The roots of DNA research -- The double helix -- DNA in action -- Foundations of DNA technology -- Methods of DNA technology -- Pharmaceutical products of DNA technology -- DNA analysis and diagnosis -- Gene therapy -- Medical forensics and DNA sleuthing -- The agricultural revolution -- Transgenic animals -- The Human Genome Project.

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 DNA for Lawyers course or allied health and nursing courses. * An introductory treatment of aspects of DNA technology written to enlighten the reader about the breakthroughs made possible by the science and technologies associated with DNA * Emphasizes the practical implications and applications of the new genetic technologies; readers will come away saying, "So that's what DNA technology is all about!" * Helps students, business people, lawyers, and jurists gain more confidence in their ability to to understand and appreciate DNA technology and human genetics * Persons with genetic diseases will gain a clearer understanding of their afflictions and understand the bases for possible cures * Agriculturists will have insight into the genetic basis for gene-altered plants and animals * The general public will better appreciate the nature and reasons for the Human Genome Project now in progress.

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