This textbook looks at the study of biotechnology. Designed to be used by non-scientists, it de-emphasizes laboratory techniques and includes a marginal glossary with pronunciations and definitions of key terms appearing in the margin next to textual discussion.
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Why "The Awesome Skill"? Because, as a major news magazine once editorialized,
"DNA technology is the most awesome skill acquired since the splitting of the atom."
In this timely and thorough revision, I. Edward Alcamo surveys the remarkable history, state-of-the-art procedures, and astonishing benefits that DNA technology blready provides to humanity. DNA Technology, Second Edition brings relevant background and up-to-date understanding of DNA together in one accessible source-an important foundation appropriate for a wide variety of readerships.
The author recently retired as Distinguished Teaching Professor of Biology at the State University of New York-Farmingdale. He taught at the college level for 33 years, and has been recognized for Excellence in Teaching by the National Association of Biology Teachers and the State University of New York. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology and the author of several textbooks, including Fundamentals of Microbiology (now in its 6th edition), AIDS: The BiologicalBasis, Anatomy and Physiology The Easy Way, and the Microbiology, Biology, and Anatomy and Physiology Coloring Books.
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