Modern Biotechnology

Editor/Author Stockwell, Stephanie
Publication Year: 2016
Publisher: Momentum Press

Single-User Purchase Price: $49.95
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $74.93
ISBN: 978-1-60-650913-5
Category: Science - Biology
Image Count: 21
Book Status: Available
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Modern Biotechnology: Defining and Solving Human Problems takes a refreshing problems-based approach to exploring the field. Novice readers will come away with a broad appreciation for the significance of current and emerging biotechnologies--from regenerative medicine, to genetically enhanced crops, to biofuels.

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Table of Contents

  • LIST OF FIGURES
  • LIST OF TABLES
  • LIST OF BOXES
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  • 1 INTRODUCTION
  • 1.1 What is Biotechnology?
  • 1.2 Milestones in the Development of Modern Biotechnology
  • 1.3 Wicked Problems
  • 1.4 Brief Summary
  • 2 BIOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS
  • 2.1 Biological Parts
  • 2.2 Modern Tools of the Trade
  • 2.3 Brief Summary
  • 3 DISEASE
  • 3.1 The Problem: Disease
  • 3.2 Better Medical Interventions
  • 3.3 Brief Summary
  • 4 FOOD PRODUCTION
  • 4.1 The Problem: Food Production
  • 4.2 Safer Foods
  • 4.3 Better Crops and Livestock
  • 4.4 Brief Summary
  • 5 ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION
  • 5.1 The Problem: Pollution
  • 5.2 Better Environmental Monitoring
  • 5.3 Better Environmental Clean-Up
  • 5.4 Better Liquid Fuels
  • 5.5 Brief Summary
  • 6 CONCLUSIONS
  • 6.1 Defining and Solving Problems
  • 6.2 Actualizing Biotechnology's Potential
  • 6.3 Brief Summary
  • REFERENCES