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Reshaping Life

Reshaping Life
Key Issues in Genetic Engineering

3rd Edition


  • Date Published: October 2002
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521524230

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  • Reshaping Life is an authoritative yet easy-to-read description of modern molecular biology and genetics, and the ethical implications of genetic engineering. Now in its third edition, it has been fully revised and updated, taking advantage of a decade of progress in genetics and biotechnology. No other book straddles the scientific and the social dimensions of genetics as lucidly. It offers a concise working knowledge of DNA science and of those aspects of cell biology needed to understand such issues as animal cloning, genetically modified food, and gene therapy. It examines the debates on the sociological and ethical issues surrounding modern technology, laying out the issues for the reader, while urging a rational approach. Reshaping Life is well suited to general readers interested in science and medicine, as well as undergraduate and graduate students across a broad band of disciplines within the life sciences.

    • Fully revised and updated third edition, taking account of a decade of progress in genetic engineering
    • Highly readable - elegantly written and liberally illustrated
    • Extremely distinguished, world-renowned authors
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    Product details

    • Edition: 3rd Edition
    • Date Published: October 2002
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521524230
    • length: 264 pages
    • copublisher: Melbourne University Press
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.34kg
    • contains: 13 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The genie is out of the bottle
    2. The organization of life
    3. The mechanics of gene transplantation
    4. Genomes: the encyclopaedias of life
    5. Factories for precious proteins
    6. Genes as diagnostic probes
    7. Gene therapy, cellular engineering and human cloning
    8. Vaccines of the future
    9. Genetically manipulated organisms
    10. The DNA industry
    11. Scientists playing God
    12. Genetic engineering and public policy
    13. Distant horizons
    Appendix. Subcellular organelles
    Suggestions for further reading

  • Authors

    G. J. V. Nossal, University of Melbourne

    Ross L. Coppel, Monash University, Victoria

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