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The Genetics Revolution

A one-stop resource that covers all of the controversial topics of the Genetics Revolution - genetic engineering, in vitro fertilization, stem-cell research, cloning, and the Human Genome Diversity Project.     

Author Name :Rose Morgan

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Genetic Engineering: Manipulating the Mechanisms

Scientists are learning to manipulate the genes of plants and animals, changing existing organisms and creating new ones. By taking control of the mechanisms that govern heredity in other species, humans are actively directing their own evolution. Breakthroughs have come so quickly that many people find them strange and frightening. "Genetic Engineering" traces the history of genetic science up to the present day and proposes some thoughts about how it is likely to affect the future. This engaging new resource describes some of the developments in the first few years of the 21st century and how society is coping with some of the ethical challenges that accompany them. Politicians and the public are now facing tremendously important choices about how genetic engineering and its products should be used. This insightful resource helps put things into perspective and gives an idea of the risks involved in genetic engineering. Ideal for high school and college students and a much broader audience with little or no scientific background, "Genetic Engineering" tells the fascinating story of where genetics came from, what it has made possible, and where it is likely to take humankind. Chapters of this title include: From Breeding to a Science of Heredity; Classical Genetics (1900-1950); Molecular Genetics - What Genes Are and How They Work (1950-1970); The Rise of Genetic Engineering (1970-1990); Genetic Engineering in the Age of Genomes; and, Ethics and Genetic Engineering.     

Author Name :Russ Hodge

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Genetic Engineering Principles and Methods vol 23

This volume presents state-of-the-art discussions in Genetics and Genetic engineering by focusing on plant science and technology, transport protein biochemistry, cell biology and gene therapy research.     

Author Name :Jane K. Setlow

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PCR Cloning Protocols

This volume provides protocols useful to both the inexperienced and the experienced investigator. Most importantly it highlights the emerging role of PCR as a versatile tool for the molecular biologist eliminating many laborious and expensive techniques associated with traditional gene isolation and analysis.     

Author Name :BruceA.White

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Genetic Engineering of Mesenchymal Stem Cells

MSC (mesenchymal stem cells) have been reported to initiate revascularization after injury, to facilitate engraftment of blood-forming stem cells, and to reduce the incidence of graft-vs. host disease through their immune-suppressive qualities. Finally, bone marrow-derived MSC have been reported to home to areas of solid tumor revascularization, and thus may be used as delivery vehicles to target ablative agents into dividing tumor cells. Recently the characteristics of human MSC from adipose (fat) tissue have also been identified. The possibility of repairing tissues, speeding stem cell engraftment, and targeting solid tumors for specific killing, using MSC easily harvested from bone marrow, or better yet, from unwanted fat tissue, holds broad appeal, and is an intriguing possibility that could have dramatic effect on health care. This book has information on how to isolate, grow, and characterize MSC from marrow and fat, and gives important insight into how these cells may be used for gene delivery and cellular therapies in the future. Updates on emerging clinical trials are given.     

Author Name :Jan A. Nolta

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Extreme Genetic Enginering

Synthetic Biology (also known as Synbio, Synthetic Genomics, Constructive Biology or Systems Biology) the design and construction of new biological parts, devices and systems that do not exist in the natural world and also the redesign of existing biological systems to perform specific tasks. Advances in nanoscale technologies manipulation of matter at the level of atoms and molecules are contributing to advances in synthetic biology.Transgenics, the kind of engineering you find in genetically modified tomatoes and corn, is old news. As recombinant DNA splicing-techniques turn 30 years old, a new generation of extreme biotech enthusiasts have moved to the next frontier in the manipulation of life: building it from scratch. They call itsynthetic biology.     

Author Name :ETC Group

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Analysis of Genes and Genomes

This beautifully illustrated textbook provides a clearguide tothe tools and techniques of genetic engineering, gene cloning and molecular biology.All aspects of genetic engineering in the post-genomic era are covered, beginning with the basics of DNA structure and DNA metabolism. Using an example-driven approach, the fundamentals of creating mutations in DNA, cloning in bacteria, yeast, plants and animals are all clearly presented.Strong emphasis is placed on the latest, post genomic technologies including DNA macro and microarrays, genome-wide two hybrid analysis, proteomics and bioinformatics.     

Author Name :Richard J. Reece

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Genetic Engineering and the World Trade System

This book seeks to identify the challenges to international trade regulation that arise from biotechnology. The contributions examine whether existing international obligations of WTO Members are appropriate to deal with the issues arising for the use of biotechnology and whether there is a need for new international legal instruments, including a potential WTO Agreement on Biotechnology.     

Author Name :Daniel Wger, Thomas Cottier

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Gene Engineering in Endocrinology

Margaret Shupnik and a team of leading investigators review the most recent breakthroughs in molecular endocrinology, emphasizing how studies of natural mutations and gene knockouts have illuminated endocrine processes. Using both animal and human model data, these authoritative researchers examine in depth the molecular basis of development, growth, and reproductive processes, the specific mutations that explain certain genetic syndromes, the hormonal regulation of gene expression (which affects the treatment of infertility and steroid-dependent cancers), and current research directions.     

Author Name :Margaret A. Shupnik

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Ethics, Reproduction and Genetic Control

Leading scientists explain the nature and goals of test-tube' reproduction and genetic engineering, and their eugenic implications. In contrast to the Warnock report, issues are considered in a social ethic - rather than individualistic - context. This book should be of interest to students and lecturers in moral philosophy and medical ethics.     

Author Name :Ruth F Chadwick

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