Covers the fundamental principles used in gene manipulation. This text is divided into three sections: an introduction to the relevant basic molecular biology; the methods used to manipulate genes; and applications of the technology.
Covers the the fundamentals of molecular and cell biology, with an overview of standard methods and technologies, the application of the various "-omics", and the development of novel drug targets, right up to the significance of system biology in biotechnology. Also includes an introduction to industrial biotechnology as well as chapters on company foundation, patent law and marketing.
Explains the historical developments in biotechnology and the range of activities from brewing beer, the treatment of sewage and other wastes, and the creation of biofuels. Also discusses the innovations in molecular biology, genomics and proteomics, systems biology and their impact on new biotechnology.