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Biotechnology Unzipped

Author : A Joseph Henry Press book
ISBN : 0309130751
Genre : Science
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"Biotechnology" may raise more hope and fear...revelation and confusion...excitement and alarm than any other term in today's headlines. In Biotechnology Unzipped, scientist and skilled science popularizer Eric Grace helps readers understand what biotechnology is and what implications it holds for all of us. Grace offers a reader-friendly explanation of how we came to where we are--from the coining of the word "cell" in 1665 through Darwin's breakthrough insight on evolution and the unraveling of the DNA helix to the 1997 announcement of the cloning of Dolly the sheep. This book uses everyday metaphors to help readers understand the genetic code and how it works to produce every form of life. Grace deals frankly with the reality that biotechnology is first and foremost a commercial activity. Focusing on the ethical implications, he looks at the scope of public opinion, the role of the media, the vulnerability of the poor to exploitation, and the problem of patenting life itself. Grace explores the promises and realities of biotechnology in major arenas: The human body. The medical industry is today's biggest customer for biotechnology, and Grace presents its application as a continuum from the earliest experiments with skin grafting in the 1800s. He reports on the progress of gene therapy and other medical marvels--yet Grace argues that high-tech medicine does not guarantee longer, healthier lives any more than high-tech weapons guarantee world peace. The farm. Is biotechnology the answer to world hunger or is it self-serving rhetoric from agribusiness? Grace explores the reality between these two points of view through examples, including the controversy over bovine growth hormone, increased use of herbicides and pesticides, and genetic modification of plants. The environment. Biotechnology Unzipped looks at the promise of microbes cleaning up pollutants such as the Exxon Valdez spill. Alternate Selection, Newbridge Science Book Club

Fundamentals Of Microfabrication

Author : Marc J. Madou
ISBN : 9781482274004
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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MEMS technology and applications have grown at a tremendous pace, while structural dimensions have grown smaller and smaller, reaching down even to the molecular level. With this movement have come new types of applications and rapid advances in the technologies and techniques needed to fabricate the increasingly miniature devices that are literally changing our world. A bestseller in its first edition, Fundamentals of Microfabrication, Second Edition reflects the many developments in methods, materials, and applications that have emerged recently. Renowned author Marc Madou has added exercise sets to each chapter, thus answering the need for a textbook in this field. Fundamentals of Microfabrication, Second Edition offers unique, in-depth coverage of the science of miniaturization, its methods, and materials. From the fundamentals of lithography through bonding and packaging to quantum structures and molecular engineering, it provides the background, tools, and directions you need to confidently choose fabrication methods and materials for a particular miniaturization problem. New in the Second Edition Revised chapters that reflect the many recent advances in the field Updated and enhanced discussions of topics including DNA arrays, microfluidics, micromolding techniques, and nanotechnology In-depth coverage of bio-MEMs, RF-MEMs, high-temperature, and optical MEMs. Many more links to the Web Problem sets in each chapter

The Basics Of Reproduction

Author : Anne Wanjie
ISBN : 9781477705643
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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This text offers readers a comprehensive study of animal and plant reproduction that is aligned with the Common Core curriculum standards for science. Readers learn about sexual and asexual reproduction, how the pollination process works, vertebrate and invertebrate reproduction, Darwin’s theories on evolution, and the life cycles of different species. Further, they are introduced to the mechanics of reproduction including the passage of genetic information from parent to offspring, cell division, and the structure of DNA. Human reproduction is also covered, with topics including the male and female reproductive systems, conception, pregnancy, the stages of labor, as well as human development from birth to death. Finally, a biography of geneticist Barbara McClintock is featured, which adds a unifying theme to the overall study of reproduction and how traits are passed from one generation to the next. The eye-catching imagery and diagrams of this dynamic resource make the topic approachable yet authoritative.

From Alchemy To Ipo

Author : Cynthia Robbins-Roth
ISBN : 073820482X
Genre : Business & Economics
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Analyzing the impact of biotechnology on everyday life and business, this fascinating book by an industry insider paints a vivid portrait of this emerging and powerful branch of science and technology. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

Genetic Engineering

Author : Tamara L. Roleff
ISBN : PSU:000062908764
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Discusses the moral and ethical issues surrounding the different types of genetic engineering.

Reshaping Life

Author : G. J. V. Nossal
ISBN : 0521524237
Genre : Medical
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An authoritative yet easy-to-read description of molecular biology, genetics, and the ethical implications of genetic engineering.

The Economics Of Biotechnology

Author : James D. Gaisford
ISBN : STANFORD:36105025750543
Genre : Business & Economics
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'The book does an excellent job at addressing all three levels from an efficiency and equity point of view . . . Readers with a background in biotechnology but less knowledge in economics will find it very useful, as well as economists who are interested in the key economic issues of biotechnology . . . I agree with the publisher that the addressed audience will welcome and like the book, and I can highly recommend it.' - Justus Wesseler, European Review of Agricultural Economics 'The book is an absorbing one . . . will give insight on business of biotechnology and related issues, such as ethical issues, IPR etc and to economist and market researchers with specified interest in biotechnology. This could be also useful for international policymakers/planners and economic commentators.' - Ashok Pandey, Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research The Economics of Biotechnology is a highly accessible book dealing with some of the most crucial issues to arise in this area. Special attention is paid to consumer, ethical and environmental concerns as well as questions relating to trade policy, intellectual property, who will receive the benefits, international development and the role of international institutions such as the WTO. The authors examine concerns arising from the application of biotechnology in the agri-food industrial complex, and many of the issues discussed also have implications for the medical and pharmaceutical aspects of biotechnology.

The Search For The Gene

Author : Bruce Wallace
ISBN : 0801499674
Genre : Science
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From Gregor Mendel's experiments on garden peas to the mammoth Human Genome Project of today—how did we get where we are in the science of genetics? In this intriguing book, Bruce Wallace examines the concept of the gene and recounts the history of genetic research, providing a concise transition from genetics to modern molecular biology.

Infecting Ourselves

Author : Anne Platt
ISBN : UOM:39015037446450
Genre : Communicable diseases.
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The Nature Of Our Humanity

Author : Paul Jersild
ISBN : UVA:X030559331
Genre : Religion
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This book addresses a current, frontline issue in the perennial exchange between science and religion. Jersild surveys the contemporary scene in genetic research and the visionary goals of a number of scientists concerning the human future. He focuses on human identity - "Who Are We?" - as the critical question, first addressing our biological origins in light of evolution and presenting a holistic understanding of human nature. He then turns to the world of biotechnology and the tension between human limitations and human potential in light of prospective genetic enhancements. The implications of genetic engineering, the impact of pharmacology, and the human desire for perfection and immortality all enter into a volatile mix of ideas and aspirations concerning the human future. Jersild brings a Christian perspective to these developments in spelling out a responsible stance.

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