Biotechnology from A to Z

Paperback | March 25, 2004

byWilliam Bains

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This book provides a clear, practical and illuminating guide to the ideas and terminology of Biotechnology. Biotechnology is one of the fastest growing, most exciting, and most controversial areas of science and technology in the 21st Century, an industry worth billions and a political topicthat has shaken governments. It has already produced scientific achievements, from cloning to sequencing the genome, which would have seemed miraculous 20 years ago, and an industry with thousands of companies spanning the world. But this is based on a set of scientific disciplines with their ownjargon, ideas and limitations. This book describes those ideas and terms, and what they really mean for science, industry and society. In 300 entries from ADEPT through cloning, genomes, patents, and viruses to zoonosis, A to Z provides over 300 concise entries describing what the science is, whatit does, and the reality of how it has been used, and could be applied. It can be read cover to cover, or dipped into for a quick understanding of a topic.

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This book provides a clear, practical and illuminating guide to the ideas and terminology of Biotechnology. Biotechnology is one of the fastest growing, most exciting, and most controversial areas of science and technology in the 21st Century, an industry worth billions and a political topicthat has shaken governments. It has already p...

Dr. William Bains 37 The Moor, Melbourn, Royston, Herts, SG8 6ED 0790 493 1369 01763 263367 (phone ahead to get fax turned on) william@bains.u-net.com Founder of a biotechnology company (Amedis Pharmaceuticals, 2000), visiting Professor of Biomedical Science (Imperial college, London).

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Format:PaperbackPublished:March 25, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198524986

ISBN - 13:9780198524984

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