Medical Biotechnology

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Judit Pongracz, Mary Keen
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2009 - Medical - 193 pages
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This textbook is aimed at medical and other health science students to explain the practical clinical impact of new techniques in biotechnology. It does not set out to explain the minutiae of the techniques themselves. The book focuses on why these techniques are useful in a clinical context and considers their potential uses, limitations and the ethical considerations that surround their use.

  • Accessible account of subject wriiten at a level appropriate for medical students.
  • Highly illustrated in colour.
  • Ideal as a resource for problem-based courses.
  • Increasing number of medical courses have modules on this subject.
  • Suggestions for further reading.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 The molecular basis of disease
1
Chapter 2 Gene hunting
15
Chapter 3 Using genetic information
31
Chapter 4 Epigenetics
45
Chapter 5 Protein structure and function
59
Chapter 6 Proteomics and metabolomics
73
Chapter 7 Vaccines
83
Chapter 8 Transgenics
99
Chapter 9 Pharmacogenetics
113
Chapter 10 Gene therapy
125
Chapter 11 Biopharmaceuticals
135
Chapter 12 Stem cells and tissue engineering
149
Appendix 1 Perspectives future developments
167
Appendix 2 Glossary of experimental techniques
169
Index
187
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Keen, The University of Birmingham, UK.

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