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 informed decisions. This text can be used either as a main text in a course where instructors want to use a thematic, case study approach to biology, a non-majors genes or genomics course, or as a supplement for Introductory Biology.
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