Synthetic Biology: A Very Short Introduction (häftad)
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Engelska
Antal sidor
144
Utgivningsdatum
2018-07-26
Förlag
OUP Oxford
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37 black and white images
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37 black and white images
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177 x 114 x 6 mm
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127 g
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1
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9780198803492
Synthetic Biology: A Very Short Introduction (häftad)

Synthetic Biology: A Very Short Introduction

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The fast growing field of synthetic biology, which involves the novel design or redesign of living matter, has opened a vista of technological opportunities, from drug manufacture to producing biofuels. Jamie Davies considers the possibilities and controversies surrounding this exciting new science.
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Professor Huabing Yin, Biomedical Engineering, University of Glasgow A stimulating exposition of the intriguing and exciting field of synthetic biology. The coverage is both broad and well-balanced. An excellent book, accessible to all.


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Jamie Davies joined the faculty of Edinburgh University Medical School in 1995 and was awarded Personal Chair in 2007. His research focuses on how the body builds itself, and how we might use that knowledge to build custom tissues. For the last 10 years, his lab has been pioneering the use of synthetic biology to make self-constructing tissues. He is the author of 7 books, including Life Unfolding (OUP, 2014), and has presented his work to the public in lectures, workshops, and BBC radio programmes.

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Preface 1: Biology: from analysis to synthesis 2: How synthetic biology is done 3: Synthetic biology and the environment 4: Synthetic biology and healthcare 5: Synthetic biology for engineering 6: Synthetic biology for basic research 7: Creating life 8: Cultural impact Further reading Index