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Synthetic biology : a very short introduction

Author: Jamie A Davies
Publisher: [Oxford] : Oxford University Press, 2018.
Series: Very short introductions.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Synthetic biology is one of the 21st century's fastest growing fields of research, as important for technology as for basic science. Building on traditional genetic engineering, which was restricted to changing one or two genes, synthetic biology uses multi-gene modules and pathways to make very significant changes to what cells can do. Synthetic biologists aim to have an impact in fields as diverse as drug  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Print version :
(OCoLC)1013503977
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jamie A Davies
ISBN: 9780191841699 0191841692 0198803494 9780198803492
OCLC Number: 1046621842
Notes: Previously issued in print: 2018.
Target Audience: Specialized.
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Contents: Biology: from analysis to synthesis --
How synthetic biology is done --
Synthetic biology and the environment --
Synthetic biology and healthcare --
Synthetic biology for engineering --
Synthetic biology for basic research --
Creating life --
Cultural impact.
Series Title: Very short introductions.
Responsibility: Jamie A. Davies.

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The fast growing field of synthetic biology, which involves the novel design or redesign of living matter, has opened a vista of technological opportunities, from drug manufacture to producing  Read more...

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A stimulating exposition of the intriguing and exciting field of synthetic biology. The coverage is both broad and well-balanced. An excellent book, accessible to all. * Professor Huabing Yin, Read more...

 
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