Animal biotechnology is a broad field including polarities of fundamental and applied research, as well as DNA science, covering key topics of DNA studies and its recent applications. In Introduction to Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, DNA isolation procedures followed by molecular markers and screening methods of the genomic library are explained. Interesting areas like isolation, sequencing and synthesis of genes, with the broader coverage on synthesis of genes, are also described. The book begins with an introduction to biotechnology and its main branches, explaining both the basic science and the applications of biotechnology-derived pharmaceuticals, with special emphasis on their clinical use. It then moves on to historical development and scope of biotechnology with an overall review of early applications that scientists employed long before the field was defined.
Would you change your genes if you could? Crispr-Cas9 technologies are now offering cheap and effective methods for editing the human genome. Telling the interwoven stories of the scientists involved, Kozubek traces events across a fifty-year period, demystifying how Crispr works and reflecting on the continuing ethical dilemmas it brings.
As the world population increases daily and as climate continues to change, there is a growing need to produce more food in limited agricultural lands. This book provides several techniques to increase crop production without adverse effects to the environment. It focuses on methods that include combined approaches of traditional plant breeding and molecular genetics in crop improvement. Topics...
Myths about biotechnology have prevented it from helping improve food security in the developing world. This book explores the theory, evidence and rhetoric of the impact of food production on the environment, and vice versa.
Much research has focused on the basic cellular and molecular biological aspects of stem cells. Much of this research has been fueled by their potential for use in regenerative medicine applications, which has in turn spurred growing numbers of translational and clinical studies. However, more work is needed if the potential is to be realized for improvement of the lives and well-being of patients...
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