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Genetically Yours: Bioinforming, Biopharming and Biofarming

By: Hwa A Lim

417 pages, B/w photos, b/w illus, figs, tabs, maps

World Scientific Publishing

Paperback | Jun 2002 | #130365 | ISBN: 981024939X
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This study covers key aspects in the field of biotechnology, with topics ranging from genome projects, through animal and human cloning, to biowarfare. The author presents firsthand accounts from both the scientific and the business perspective. The work is addressed primarily to experts and professionals who are very busy but who wish to gain insights through a different and comprehensive perspective of this important field. It is also aimed at laypeople who are interested in learning more about bioinformatics, and the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and healthcare industries. Each chapter is self-contained and footnotes provide further references for interested readers.

This thoughtful and provocative book comes at the perfect time, when so many questions are being raised about this field. Hwa Lim has been pivotal in establishing and shaping the field of bioinformatics, his book will open this world to many others. Malorye A Branca Vice President Cambridge Healthtech Institute Publications, USA "As an 'outsider' to this extremely hot field of research and business, I am awed by the clarity and simplicity this author is able to transmit to the readers. As the Vice President for Research of a growing research university with fast and robust growing activity in this area, I have tried, in vain, to read other books about this subject. I usually am more confused by jargons beyond my grasp. This is the first book I read which tells me what it was, what it is, where it is, and where it is expected to be in the years to come. I can only say, BRAVO!" Da Hsuan Feng, PhD Vice President for Research and Graduate Education and Professor of Physics Office of the Vice President for Research & Graduate Education University of Texas at Dallas, USA "This book is thoroughly documented and contains all you need to know to be really on top of the biotech subject. Genetically Yours is a true "Bio-Bible", and I strongly recommend anyone who is interested in the field to read it. As well as Hwa A Lim's field of expertise (bioinformatics) help us to algorithmically decipher the complex world of genes, his book gives us a comprehensive understanding of the biotech industry. " Olivier Griperay Vice President, Biotech Projects Invest in France Agency North America The French Agency for International Investment, USA "A topical book, well timed and beautifully written by one of the foremost and dynamic proponents of the field of Genetics and its impact on our daily lives, especially on the fields of medicaments, food and informatics. With this book, Hwa Lim does an admirable service to professionals and lay persons alike, assembling and nicely presenting the Genetics scientific facts and findings, and their socio-economic and business implications. His immaculate discussion of the genetic composition of humans and other living creatures and commodities, makes us hope that he will soon take on the challenge of covering the spiritual dimension, because that holds a few relevant variables that beg to be addressed." Salah H Mandil, PhD Vice President eStrategies WiseKey SA, Geneva and previously: Director, Health Informatics & Telematics World Health Organisation Geneva, Switzerland "In this book, Dr Hwa A Lim succinctly captures the genomics revolution offering the reader excellent view of the knowledge and opportunities available in modern biological sciences. It's a very comprehensive review on genomics, bioinformatics, biotech and related fields. This book brilliantly describes the post genomics era giving information on biotechnology approaches that are available today which will allow major advances in medicine and agriculture in the very near future. As the global head of Functional Genomics at Novartis, and being very close to this field, I am certain that this book offers scientists and non-scientists a unique opportunity to grasp the major scientific advances of our times. It's a must read for anyone interested in a fresh perspective of these fast moving fields." Dalia Cohen, PhD Vice President Global Head of Functional Genomics Noavartis Pharmaceutical, USA "This informative and comprehensive book nicely brings out the role of bioinformatics and genomics in biotechnology research. Dr Hwa Lim has done an excellent job in addressing scientific, economic and social aspects of this new evolving branch of life sciences. This book comes at a perfect time." T V Venkatesh, PhD Project Leader (Bioinformatics) Monsanto & Company, USA "This book comes at a perfect time. Dr Hwa A Lim demystifies the Bioinformatics and post-genomics in biotech research, particularly for those of us who must comprehensively understand this new evolving branch of life sciences on the job ... It is a very informative and comprehensive review of today's biotech, which perhaps is a must-read for scientists and non-scientists as well." Jack Y Zhai, PhD Project Manager Axon Instruments, Inc., USA


The Genome Project: Its Impacts and Implications; Post-Genomics Matters: Send Out a Thousand Ships, Not Catalogue a Thousand Genes; AgBiotechnology: Genetically Modified; Aqua Biotechnology; Clonology and Clonetechnology; Pet Cloning and BioFactory; Human Cloning and Stem Cell Research; Genomic and Proteomic Technologies and Beyond; Submicron Technology and Nanotechnology; Patentability in Biotechnology; Biological and Biology-Related Information as a Commodity and the Rise of Bioinformatics; Turbo-Charging Bioinformation for Drug Discovery; A New Kind of War: Biowarfare and Info Warfare; Two Decades of Biotechnology and a Decade of Bioinformatics.

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