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From X-rays to DNA : how engineering drives biology

Author: W David Lee; Jeffrey M Drazen; Phillip A Sharp; Robert S Langer
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2014] ©2014
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"Engineering has been an essential collaborator in biological research and breakthroughs in biology are often enabled by technological advances. Decoding the double helix structure of DNA, for example, only became possible after significant advances in such technologies as X-ray diffraction and gel electrophoresis. Diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis improved as new technologies -- including the stethoscope, the  Read more...
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Lee, David W., 1946-
From X-rays to DNA
(DLC) 2013009442
(OCoLC)842500023
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: W David Lee; Jeffrey M Drazen; Phillip A Sharp; Robert S Langer
ISBN: 9781461952183 1461952182 9780262318389 0262318385 9780262318396 0262318393 1306140668 9781306140669
OCLC Number: 863157576
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 233 pages) : illustrations
Contents: An opportunity for greater discovery --
Concurrent engineering and science --
Engineering and the engineer --
Discovery of chromosomes and the submicrometer microscope --
DNA: gels, paper, and columns --
Structure of DNA and proteins: X-ray diffraction --
Observing DNA and protein in action: radioisotope labels --
Transcription and electron microscopy --
Protein and DNA automated sequencing --
Concurrent versus nonconcurrent engineering --
The engineers and scientists of concurrent engineering --
Institutions and teams for concurrent biology engineering --
Concurrent engineering in the clinic --
Unmet needs: mapping and understanding cell signaling --
Unmet needs: cancer example --
Summing up.
Responsibility: David W. Lee, with Jeffrey Drazen, Phillip A. Sharp, and Robert S. Langer.

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An argument that technology accelerates biological discovery, with case studies ranging from chromosome discovery with early microscopes to how DNA replicates using radioisotope labels.  Read more...

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