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Thread of Life The Story of Genes and Genetic Engineering

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ISBN-10: 0521625092

ISBN-13: 9780521625098

Edition: 1998 (Reprint)

Authors: Susan Aldridge

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Description:

Susan Aldridge gives an accessible guide to the world of DNA and also explores the applications of genetic engineering in biotechnology. She takes the reader, step by step, through the fascinating study of molecular biology. Aldridge also looks at the wider world of biotechnology and how genetic engineering can be applied to such problems as producing vegetarian cheese or cleaning up the environment. Although easy to read, this book does not avoid the science and provides a stimulating introduction to this enigmatic part of nature.
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Book details

List price: $39.99
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/5/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682

Preface
Acknowledgements
What Is DNA?
DNA is life's blueprint
DNA in action
A close up of the genome
Where did DNA come from?
Engineering Genes
Genetic engineering
Creating new life forms
Genes: the human angle
New genes for old
Biotechnology
The wide world of biotechnology
Plant power
Environmental solutions
The Final Frontier?
Beyond DNA
Further reading
Index