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Biotechnology for Beginners

By: Reinhard Renneberg and Arnold L Demain

360 pages, colour illus

Academic Press

Paperback | Oct 2007 | #171699 | ISBN-13: 9780123735812
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NHBS Price: £37.99 $48/€45 approx

About this book

Biotechnology is the applied science of using living organisms and their by-products for commercial development. It has grown and evolved to such an extent over the past few years that increasing numbers of professionals work in areas directly impacted by it.

Biotechnology for Beginners offers an exciting and colorful overview of biotechnology for professionals and students in a wide array of the life sciences including: Genetics, Immunology, Biochemistry, Agronomy, Food Science, and Animal Science. This book also appeals to the lay reader without a scientific background who is interested in an entertaining and informative introduction to the key aspects of biotechnology. Authors Renneberg and Demain discuss the opportunities and risks of individual technologies and provide historical data in easy-to-reference boxes, highlighting key topics.

This book lets me wish to be a student again...
- Fred Sanger, Double-Nobel Prize winner

"This great book is highly contagious, if you open it, you want to read more and more..."
Jim Larrick, US-Biotech entrepreneur and founder of Absalus



Contents

Contents:
1. Beer, Bread, and Cheese: Tasty Biotech 2. Enzymes: Molecular Supercatalysts for Home and Industry 3. The Miracles of Genetic Engineering 4. White Biotechnology: Cells as Synthesis Factories 5. Viruses, Antibodies, Vaccinations 6. Environmental Biotechnology: Roundabouts Instead of One-Way Streets! 7. Green Biotechnology 8. Embryos, Clones, Transgenic Animals 9. Heart Attack, Cancer, Stem Cells: Red Biotechnology Saving Life 10. Analytic Biotechnology and the Human Genome

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