Borém, Aluízio.

Understanding biotechnology / Aluízio Borém, Fabrício R. Santos, David E. Bowen. - Upper Saddle, NJ : Delhi : Prentice Hall, Pearson Education (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.Indian Branch, c2003. 2005. - xviii, 216 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

Online version:
Borém, Aluízio.
Understanding biotechnology.
Upper Saddle, NJ : Prentice Hall, c2003
(OCoLC)720859097

Includes bibliographical references (p. 205-208) and index.

History: from biology to biotechnology. Advent of biotechnology ; Biotechnology prior to the 21st century ; Production of proteins ; Human genome project --
Genetic engineering. Central dogma ; Gene structure ; Viruses ; Gene manipulation ; Engineering genes --
Transformation. Principles of genetic transformation ; Methods of genetic transformation ; Bottlenecks in transformation ; Genetic engineering products ; Potential of transformation ; Gene expression ; Transgenic locus --
Biotechnological products. Economic aspects ; Transgenic animals ; Transgenics in agriculture ; Final considerations --
Biosafety. U.S. regulatory agencies ; Biosafety in other countries ; Biotechnology in agriculture ; Concerns about biotechnology --
Cloning. Technical hurdles in cloning ; Therapeutic cloning ; Human clones --
Gene therapy. Genetic defects ; Vectors for gene delivery ; Gene therapy risks ; DNA vaccines ; Germ-line cell therapy ; Stem cell therapy ; Final considerations --
Pharmacogenomics. Pharmaceuticals and side effects ; Pharmaceuticals and genomes ; Hope for cures --
Molecular markers. DNA fingerprinting ; RFLP ; PCR --
Forensic DNA. DNA analysis ; Paternity tests ; Genomic pictures ; Final considerations --
Bioremediation. Depolluting organisms ; Final considerations --
Biodiversity. Preservation of biodiversity ; Genetic erosion ; Gene banks ; Biopiracy ; Final considerations --
Bioterrorism. Human pathogens of potential use in bioterrorism ; Toxins ; Biodefenses ; Agroterrorism ; Recommendations ; Final considerations --
Bioethics. Ethics and genetic engineering ; Genetic privacy ; Patent of genes ; Human "races" ; Trading human life ; Human cloning ; Stem cells ; Eugenics ; Biotechnology and Christian faith ; Case studies ; Final considerations. Table of contents

Summary:
"Understanding Biotechnology presents careful and complete introductions to cloning, gene therapy, pharmacogenomics, molecular markers, forensic DNA, bioremediation, and biodiversity, as well as a full chapter on the risks of bioterrorism. It also includes an extensive glossary and detailed references for further study."--BOOK JACKET.



0131010115 9780131010116

2002032375


Biotechnology--Popular works.

TP248.215 / .B67 2003

615.19 / BOU 2003

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