Understanding DNA and gene cloning: a guide for the curious
Do You Realize How Much Impact DNA Technology has on Your Life Today? Registering your child's DNA with the police.bold new medical cures.the perfect tomato.gene cloning and DNA manipulation are no longer remote events that will have impact in your life - they are today's headlines! In this highly-acclaimed guide, Karl Drlica fully explains the basis of the ongoing genetic revolution. He guides you through the science and technology you need to understand the issues and make crucial decisions. Each step of the way he explains complex topics using easy-to-understand analogies. This basic information will help you:
* Take advantage of the benefits emerging from the new genetics.
* Protect yourself from the discrimination that may arise from release of genetic information.
* Make informed political decisions about how much DNA technology will impact your life.
"With the Genetic Revolution happening in the court rooms and doctors offices, this book is required reading for jurors, those concerned with genetic disease, or just the curious!"- Richard R. Sinden, Ph. D., Center for Genome Research, Texas A&M University "Successful investing in biotechnology requires knowledge of the science which drives it. Karl Drlica explains it in layman's terms."- Edward F. Tills, Second Vice President, Financial Consultant, Smith Barney, Inc. "The best text available to give the non-scientist or the scientist from a different field the necessary information to appreciate the implications of the latest genetic revolution."- Robert G. Fowler, Ph.D., San Jose University
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