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The thread of life : the story of genes and genetic engineering

Author: Susan Aldridge
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Canto edView all editions and formats
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Examines genetic engineering, explores the field of molecular biology, discusses DNA and its importance to genetic engineering, and looks at the field of biotechnology and how genetic engineering can be applied to such problems as producing vegetarian cheese or cleaning up the environment.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Aldridge
ISBN: 0521625092 9780521625098
OCLC Number: 39032553
Description: vii, 258 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: What is DNA? --
DNA is life's blueprint --
DNA in action --
Where did DNA come from? --
Engineering genes --
Genetic engineering --
Creating new life forms --
Biotechnology --
Plant power --
Environmental solutions --
Beyond DNA.
Responsibility: Susan Aldridge.

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Describes, in a delightfully accessible way, the fascinating world of the molecular biology of the gene.  Read more...

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'A well-paced, elegant and imaginative ride through the story of genes and genetic engineering.' Focus 'Susan Aldridge has written a fine book. It can be confidently recommended both to students and Read more...

 
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