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Biotechnology

Smith, John E.

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ISBN 10: 0713129603 / ISBN 13: 9780713129601
Verlag: Edward Arnold, London, 1988
Gebraucht Zustand: Good hardcover
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Titel: Biotechnology

Verlag: Edward Arnold, London

Erscheinungsdatum: 1988

Einband: hardcover

Zustand:Good

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: No Dust Jacket

Auflage: Second Edition.

Art des Buches: Ex - Library, Usual Stamps

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Biotechnology is the major technology of the 21st century, yet few people realise how much it impacts on many aspects of human society. The defining aim of this new fifth edition is to re-establish the correct understanding of the term biotechnology. Using the straightforward style that made the previous editions of his textbook so popular, John Smith once again helps students with the deciphering and use of biological knowledge. He explains the historical developments in biotechnology and the range of activities from brewing beer, the treatment of sewage and other wastes, and the creation of biofuels. He also discusses the innovations in molecular biology, genomics and proteomics, systems biology and their impact on new biotechnology. In this edition John Smith also re-examines the ethics and morality of aspects of biotechnology and puts new emphasis on stem cells and regenerative medicine and micro RNA.

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Biotechnology concerns the practical application of organisms or their components. Historically, biotechnology was an art, involved in the production of wines, beers and cheeses. Nowadays it involves a series of advanced technologies spanning biology, chemistry, and process engineering. In recent years innovations involving genetic engineering have had a major impact on biotechnology. Its applications are diverse, including the production of new drugs, transgenic organisms and biological fuels, gene therapy and clearing up pollution. John Smith, writing in a readily accessible way, describes the history, techniques and applications of biotechnology as well as discussing the ethical issues raised by this modern science. The third edition of this successful book has nearly doubled in size to take account of recent advances. It is important reading for anyone, from school onwards, interested in this field.

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