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Genetically yours : bioinforming, biopharming, biofarming

Author: Hwa A Lim
Publisher: River Edge, NJ : World Scientific, ©2002.
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This study covers key aspects in the field of biotechnology, with topics such as genome projects, animal and human cloning, and biowarfare. The author presents firsthand accounts from both the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Ouvrages de vulgarisation
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lim, Hwa A.
Genetically yours.
River Edge, NJ : World Scientific, ©2002
(DLC) 2002510659
(OCoLC)50258924
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hwa A Lim
ISBN: 9789812777539 9812777539
OCLC Number: 181654795
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 417 pages) : illustrations, maps (some color)
Contents: Preface; CONTENTS; Chapter 1 The Genome Project: Its Impacts and Implications; 1 Looking Back In The Future; 2 Lewis-Clark De Javu; 3 The Human Genome Tour; 4 Historical Perspective --
The Timeline Of The Human Genome Project; 4.1 Pre-genomic Sequencing Cottage Industry; 4.2 Scaling up a la Big Science --
A Biological Moonshot A Biological Particle Smasher; 4.3 Enters the Black Knight; 4.4 Divide-and-Conquer Strategy; 4.5 Shotgun Strategy; 4.6 The Traveling Salesman Is a Chinese Postman; 4.7 The Race to the Finishing Line --
Bigger is Better; 4.8 Complementary Strategies --
Ally or Foe. 4.9 From Genome Marathon to Sprint to the Finishing Line4.10 The Gutenberg Press of the Human Genome Project; 5 A Small Step For Genome A Giant Step For Humankind; 5.1 Impacts and Implications --
Deciphering the Rosetta Tablet; 5.1.1 Genetic Engineering; 5.1.2 Humpty Dumpty; 5.1.3 Single Nucleotide Polymorphism; 5.1.4 Patentability of Biocommons; 5.1.5 Ethical Social and Legal Issues; 6 What Is In Store?; 6.1 Gaps Filling; 6.2 Gene Finding; 6.3 Other Genomes; 6.4 Gene Function; 6.5 Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms; 6.6 The Eclectic Bioinformatics. 6.7 An Array of Possibilities --
New Genomic Technologies7 The Next Fifty Years; 8 The Test Of Time; Chapter 2 Post-Genomics Matters: Send out A Thousand Ships Not Catalogue a Thousand Genes; 1 Genome Armada; 2 Perplexity And Enlightenment; 2.1 The New Genetic Math --
1.5 X Caenorhabditis elegans = Homo sapiens; 2.2 Human Genome Archaeology; 2.3 The Genome Topography; 3 How The Statistics Stack Up?; 3.1 On the Pessimistic Side; 3.2 On the Mixed Side; 3.3 On the Positive and Opportunistic Side; 3.4 Comparatively Speaking; 4 Genestimate Discrepancies; 4.1 Humbled by Our Own Ego Genes. 5 Genome --
A Map To Profitability?5.1 Biotech Bay Biotech Beach Biotech Beltway Biotech Corridor; 5.2 Biotechnology Tools: Friends or Foes?; 6 The Other Sequencing Centers; 7 From The Book Of Life To Inventory Of Life; Chapter 3 AgBiotechnology: Genetically Modified; 1 The Biotech Revolution; 2 Mother Nature Father Time and Author Children; 3 From Green Revolution To AgBiotech Revolution; 3.1 Genetically Modified Crops; 3.1.1 Yield Increase via Genetics; 3.1.2 Genetically Fortified Crops --
Golden Rice; 3.1.3 Plant Antibody Factory; 3.1.4 Petro Alternatives; 3.2 Genetically Modified Trees. 3.3 Genetically Engineered Animals3.4 Genetically Modified Microbes; 3.5 Germ Warfare Agents; 4 Biotech Backlash; 5 StarLink For Hogs Not Humans; 5.1 FDA Snafu; 5.2 Bt Not for Butterflies; 5.3 Corn Dogs; 5.4 The Extent of Commingling; 6 Organic Food; 6.1 Long Term Ramifications; 6.2 From Taco to Genes; 6.3 Warranty of Edibility; Chapter 4: Aqua Biotechnology; 1 The Fish Tale; 2 Need For Aquaculture; 2.1 Gene Transfer Protocol in Fish; 2.2 Fish As Medical Tools; 2.2.1 Knock Out The Fish That Roars; 2.2.2 Zebrafish in Development Studies; 2.2.3 The Zebrafish --
Closer to Heart than You Know. 2.3 The Rule of the Game --
Growth Enhancement.
Responsibility: Hwa A. Lim.

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