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Reshaping Life: Key Issues in Genetic Engineering
 

Reshaping Life: Key Issues in Genetic Engineering (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)

By Nossal, Sir Gustav J. V.
By Coppel, Ross L.

A simple exposition of a complex subject and its related issues, this book is written in terms comprehensible to the intelligent layman, and describes the fundamentals of molecular genetics and the principles of genetic engineering.

ISBN 9780521389693
Barcode 9780521389693
Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9780521524230
Published 23 February 1990 by Cambridge University Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, 2nd Revised edition
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ISBN-13 9780521389693
ISBN-10 0521389690
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Imprint Cambridge University Press
Publication Date 23 February 1990
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, 2nd Revised edition
Edition 2nd Revised edition
Author(s) By Nossal, Sir Gustav J. V.
By Coppel, Ross L.
Category Genetic Engineering
Number of Pages 191
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 215mm
Spine: 13mm
Weight 238g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Genetic engineering
NBS Text Inventions & Technology: General Interest
ONIX Text College/higher education
Dewey Code 660/.65;575.1
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Genetic engineering is one of the most exciting scientific developments this century and this book, an updated version of Sir Gustav Nossal's highly successful first edition, is a simple exposition of this complex subject and its related ethical issues. Comprehensible to the intelligent layman, it describes the fundamentals of molecular genetics and the principles of genetic engineering. The various ways in which gene transfer has revolutionized medical science and the potential for its use in agriculture, mining and waste disposal are described as well as the industries that have grown up based on this technology. The final chapters discuss the ethical considerations, the public policy implications and the future. This new edition contains updated material on the recent technological advances in the field of gene cloning (e.g. genetic fingerprinting) and some early chapters have been extensively updated by Dr Ross Coppel to make the biological concepts even easier to grasp.

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NZ Review Reshaping Life is well worth reading by those seeking an overview of molecular biology and its applications. Queen's Quarterly

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