Molecular Biology: A Very Short Introduction by Aysha Divan

Molecular Biology: A Very Short Introduction

byAysha Divan, Janice Royds

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Molecular Biology is the story of the molecules of life, their relationships, and how these interactions are controlled. It is an expanding field in life sciences, and its applications are wide and growing. We can now harness the power of molecular biology to treat diseases, solve crimes, maphuman history, and produce genetically modified organisms and crops, and these applications have sparked a multitude of fascinating legal and ethical debates.In this Very Short Introduction, Aysha Divan and Janice Royds examine the history, present, and future of Molecular Biology. Starting with the building blocks established by Darwin, Wallace and Mendel, and the discovery of the structure of DNA in 1953, they consider the wide range of applicationsfor Molecular Biology today, including the development of new drugs, and forensic science. They also look forward to two key areas of evolving research such as personalised medicine and synthetic biology.ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, andenthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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Dr Janice Royds has worked in the field of biochemistry and molecular biology for over 35 years. She is currently a lecturer in the Department of Pathology at the University of Otago, New Zealand. Her broad ranging biomedical research interests relate to cancer biology, while her extensive teaching experience at both undergraduate and ...
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Title:Molecular Biology: A Very Short IntroductionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:168 pagesPublished:August 15, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198723881

ISBN - 13:9780198723882

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Preface1. Early milestones2. DNA3. RNA4. Proteins5. Molecular interactions6. Genetic engineering7. Molecular biology in the clinic8. Molecular forensics9. Future challengesFurther ReadingIndex