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Understanding biotechnology / Aluízio Borém, Fabrício R. Santos, David E. Bowen.

By: Borém, Aluízio.
Contributor(s): Santos, Fabrício R | Bowen, David E.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Upper Saddle, NJ : Delhi : Prentice Hall, Pearson Education (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.Indian Branch, c2003. 2005Description: xviii, 216 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 0131010115; 9780131010116.Subject(s): Biotechnology -- Popular worksDDC classification: 615.19 Online resources: WorldCat details | E-book Fulltext
Contents:
Table of contents 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.
Summary: 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.
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Borém, Aluízio.
Understanding biotechnology.
Upper Saddle, NJ : Prentice Hall, c2003
(OCoLC)720859097

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

Table of contents 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.

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.

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