Genetic Engineering: A Primer
Genetic Engineering: A Primer presents the growing field of biotechnology to non-science majors and other general interest readers. The author examines the natural forces that change genetic information and the ways in which scientists have learned to engineer these genetic changes. With a wealth of information flooding the popular press, including news and controversy surrounding cloning, Genetic Engineering is a timely volume that provides background information to the reader intent on understanding this fascinating development.
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HOW LIVING THINGS ARE CHANGED
MAKING GENETIC CHANGES IN PLANTS
Embryo Transfers and Cloning of Animals
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