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DNA and Biotechnology [Hardcover]

Molly Fitzgerald-Hayes , Frieda Reichsman
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November 9, 2009 0120489309 978-0120489305 3

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.

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


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DNA and Biotechnology introduces reader to the fascinating world of biotechnology and genetics, helping them to understand its impact in daily lives.

Did you know that...?

  • Dogs played a key role in developing gene therapy treatments for human blindness
  • Green algae is a future source of renewable bio fuel
  • Scientists found a gene that controls fidelity in mammals
  • Law students armed with DNA evidence freed over 100 people for U.S. prisons, many from death row (The Innocence Project)
  • In 2009, the first clinical trial using human stems cells to treat spinal cord injuries in humans was cleared by the FDA

DNA and Biotechnology uses a comprehensive and straightforward scientific writing style to appeal to a wide range of readers. It highlights advances driving the DNA revolution as well as its impact on the vast array of different scientific fields. Authors Molly Fitzgerald-Hayes and Frieda Reichsman both educate and engage readers as they explore the power of DNA technology and its applications

This book will introduce students to the topics of DNA and Biotechnology and walk them through the process as it evolves into a more specific and detailed principle. It offers students of Biotechnology:

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

About the Author

By Dr. I. Edward Alcamo

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Academic Press; 3 edition (November 9, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0120489309
  • ISBN-13: 978-0120489305
  • Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 8.4 x 10.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,217,717 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Quite good May 23, 2011
By Barbara
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The book is very easy to read, enjoyable; isn't dry at all. There are self-check-questions at the end of each chapter. The figures are high quality and illustrative.

The only problem is, that at the beginning of the book, the atomic formulas of the nucletid bases are quite full with mistakes.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to read November 26, 2013
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I liked this book. It was generic and easy to read. I had already learned much of the information from other text books. It was quick and easy to read.
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