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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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The Hope, Hype, and Reality of Genetic Engineering

An introductory tour into the stranger-than-fiction world of genetic engineering, a scientific realm inhabited by eager researchers intent upon fashioning a prodigious medley of genetically modified (GM) organisms to serve human needs.     

Author Name :John C. Avise

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Introduction to Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering

Biotechnology is a rapidly-developing 21st century technology and interdisciplinary science that has already made an impact on commercial and non-commercial aspects of human life, such as stem cell research, cloning, pharmaceuticals, food and agriculture, bioenergetics, and information technology. This book, appropriate for novices in the biotechnology/genetics fields and also for engineering and biology students, covers all of the fundamental principles of these modern topics.     

Author Name :A.J.Nair

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The Thread of Life

DNA "fingerprinting," genetic engineering of food, genetic screening, gene therapy, the human genome project...there is no shortage of news these days about the genetic revolution. The purpose of this book is to take the interested reader behind the headlines to explore the fascinating world of molecular biology. Eschewing jargon, author Susan Aldridge gives an accessible account of the world of DNA and also explores its present and future applications. In the first part of the book, she explains what DNA is and how it functions within living organisms. In the second part, she explores genetic engineering and its applications to humans--such as gene therapy, genetic screening, and DNA fingerprinting. In the third, the author 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. Finally, she explains how knowledge of the structure and function of genes sheds light on evolution and our place in the world. Aldridge has written with a light touch full of historical references; her achievement will make rewarding reading for anyone who reads popular accounts of the life sciences.     

Author Name :Susan Aldridge

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Handbook of Maize

Maize is one of the worlds highest value crops, with a multibillion dollar annual contribution to agriculture. The great adaptability and high yield of maize as a food, feed and forage crop have led to its production on a massive scale, with acreage expanding at the expense of other crops. Maize has developed in its non-food usage, comprising a major source of ethanol for fuel in the United States. In addition, maize has occupied center stage in the transgenic plant controversy, serving as one of the first food crops with commercialized transgenic varieties. The release of a draft genome sequence of maize in 2009 will indicate the structure and gene content of the first average-size plant genome and will be the most complex genome sequenced from any organism to date.     

Author Name :Jeffrey L.Bennetzen, Sarah Hake

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Genetically Yours

Written by a pioneer and authority, this invaluable book covers all the key aspects and current affairs in the field of biotechnology, with topics ranging from genome projects, through animal and human cloning, to biowarfare.As an academic-turned-entrepreneur, the author is at ease in providing vivid firsthand accounts from both the scientific and the business perspective. This book is addressed primarily to experts and professionals who are very busy but who wish to gain insights through a different and comprehensive perspective of this important field. It is also aimed at laypeople who are interested in learning more about bioinformatics, and the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and healthcare industries. The book is also ideal as an easy-to-read supplementary reference in classrooms. Each chapter is self-contained and footnotes provide further references for interested readers.     

Author Name :Hwa A. Lim

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