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Author Stockwell, Stephanie, author.

Title Modern biotechnology : defining and solving human problems / Stephanie Stockwell.

Publication Info. New York, [New York] (222 East 46th Street, New York, NY 10017) : Momentum Press, 2017.

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Description 1 online resource (1 PDF (xvi, 155 pages) :) illustrations.
Series Biotechnology collection
Biotechnology collection.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 119-147) and index.
Contents 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 -- Notes -- References -- Index.
Summary Biotechnology is a fascinating interdisciplinary field uniquely poised to take on some of the world's most complex problems. This 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. Experts will benefit from the concise review of timely game-changing technologies such as DNA sequence-by-synthesis and genome editing. Despite being set within a conceptual framework of "wicked" problems (i.e., disease, food production, environmental degradation), insights into the current state and future potential of biotechnologies make this book both optimistic and forward thinking. This is not just an informative text--it's an entry point into a discipline with the potential to change the world.
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Subject Biotechnology.
Indexed Term bioassay
DNA sequencing
drug development
gene therapies
genetically modified crops
molecular diagnostic
'omic technologies
recombinant DNA
stem cells
systems thinking
transgenic animals
wicked problems
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: 9781606509135
ISBN 9781606509142 (electronic bk.)
1606509144 (electronic bk.)
9781606509135 print