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Molecular Biology : A Very Short Introduction (Paperback) (Aysha Divan & Janice A. Royds)

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Molecular Biology is the story of the molecules of life, their relationships, and how these interactions are controlled. It is an expanding field in life sciences, and its applications are wide and growing. We can now harness the power of molecular biology to treat diseases, solve crimes, map human history, and produce genetically modified organisms and crops, and these applications have sparked a multitude of fascinating legal and ethical debates.In this Very Short Introduction, Aysha Divan and Janice Royds examine the history, present, and future of Molecular Biology. Starting with the building blocks established by Darwin, Wallace and Mendel, and the discovery of the structure of DNA in 1953, they consider the wide range of applications for Molecular Biology today, including the development of new drugs, and forensic science. They also look forward to two key areas of evolving research such as personalised medicine and synthetic biology.ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Number of Pages: 150
Genre: Science
Series Title: Very Short Introductions
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
Author: Aysha Divan & Janice A. Royds
Language: English
Street Date: November 1, 2016
TCIN: 51623684
UPC: 9780198723882
Item Number (DPCI): 248-38-0576
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