The Facts On File Dictionary of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Third Edition

Mark L. Steinberg, Ph.D., and Sharon D. Cosloy, Ph.D.

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"This dictionary does a comprehensive job of covering these two dynamic and expansive fields of science...helpful diagrams and very useful appendices...a must for anyone teaching in these areas." Science Books and Films

The Facts On File Dictionary of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Third Edition is an important reference tool for students, teachers, physicians, science and technical writers, and anyone looking for a concise source of current information in this fast-breaking field. This dictionary provides readers with access to the basic vocabulary of modern biotechnology and genetic engineering so that even those with an elementary knowledge of basic biology and biochemistry will be able to follow any developments in this field.

With more than 3,000 cross-referenced entries more than 250 new to this edition this dictionary has been updated and expanded to account for the new developments and new terminology in the rapidly evolving areas of genomics, bioinformatics, cell signaling, and molecular medicine. In addition, a number of biochemical terms pertaining to recent advances in medicines for the treatment of viral diseases, mental illness, cholesterol metabolism, plant engineering, and stem cell research have been included as well.

New and revised entries include:

  • Alpha-blockers
  • Avastin
  • Bone Morphogenetic Proteins (BMP)
  • Comparative genomics
  • C-reactive protein
  • Gleevec
  • Herceptin
  • Metabolomics
  • Ortholog
  • Prion
  • RNA interference (RNAi)
  • Statins
  • and many more.

About the Author: Steinberg holds a doctorate in biology from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a professor of biochemistry at The City College of the City University of New York and has lectured on biotechnology and genetic engineering in the United States, China, and the Czech Republic.

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