The Hope, Hype, and Reality of Genetic Engineering: Remarkable Stories from Agriculture, Industry, Medicine, and the Environment

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Oxford University Press, 19 feb. 2004 - 256 páginas
An introductory tour into the stranger-than-fiction world of genetic engineering, a scientific realm inhabited by eager researchers intent upon fashioning a prodigious medley of genetically modified (GM) organisms to serve human needs.
 

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Índice

A Tale of Good and a Tale of Evil
3
Engineering Microbes
16
Getting Creative with Crops
30
Genetic Engineering in the Barnyard
77
Fields Forests and Streams
103
Genetic Tinkering with Humans
148
Epilogue 75
175
Cut and Paste
181
Jumping Genes
187
TestTube Gene Cloning 94
194
Glossary
201
References and Further Reading
211
Index
237
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Página 221 - Genetic transformation of mouse embryos by microinjection of purified DNA.
Página 212 - AD, 1979, Expression in Escherichia coli of chemically synthesized genes for human insulin, Proc.
Página 227 - Blumwald, E. (2001) Transgenic salt-tolerant tomato plants accumulate salt in foliage but not in fruit.
Página 212 - Direct expression in Escherichia coli of a DNA sequence coding for human growth hormone, Nature 281:544-548.
Página 224 - Collins (1998). Stable transformation of the yellow fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti, with the Hermes element from the housefly. Proc.
Página 221 - X. (2000). Six cloned calves produced from adult fibroblast cells after long-term culture. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 97, 990-995.

Sobre el autor (2004)

John C. Avise is a Distinguished Professor at the University of California at Irvine, and an elected member of both the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In twelve previous books and more than 280 scientific articles, he has helped to popularize as well as pioneer molecular genetic approaches in ecology, natural history, and evolution. He has received national and international awards for career-long contributions to ornithology, molecular ecology, biogeography, marine biology, and wildlife conservation.

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