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eBook Biotechnology in Context, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1414490852
  • ISBN-13: 9781414490854
  • DDC: 660.6
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 912 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released May 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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Overview

Aimed primarily at high school students as well as the interested lay reader, this volume is part of the In Context series. In a collection of 236 entries, Biotechnology: In Context explores fundamental molecular processes and applications ranging across medicine, agriculture, and industry. Entries also provide scientifically grounded insights into the history and context surrounding political and policy controversies related to biotechnology, with entries on pertinent court cases and legislation. Cross curricular in nature, the set supports both basic and advanced AP curricula in chemistry and biology, as well as Earth science, general physical science, environmental science, health science, history, government, and the social sciences. Primary sources and photos articulate the interrelation of biotechnology to science and society.

Features and Benefits

  • The 236 articles are written by subject experts, teachers, and expert writers in the fields of physics, molecular biology, genetics, microbiology, biotechnology, law, and philosophy.
  • Presents complex scientific concepts clearly and simply.
  • With its cross-curricular focus, Biotechnology: In Context supports basic and advanced AP curricula in chemistry and biology, as well as earth science, environment and social sciences, history, government, and other core subjects.
  • The two-volume set is aligned to state and national science standards, particularly those related to biology and chemistry, natural and human-induced hazards, and global interdependence.
  • Primary source documents are combined with expert-written overviews to add context to content and provide researchers with a fuller picture of the chosen subject.
  • All entries include sidebars, photos, and illustrations that highlight people, organizations, or events pertinent to the topic.
  • All entries provide bibliographies of print and electronic resources either cited in the entry and/or for further research.
  • A timeline of events provides a chronological history of some of the most important developments in the topics covered.
  • Also inlcuded is a comprehensive subject index, covering topics, personal names, and other relevant terms to aid the user in navigating the set.

Awards

  • Booklist - Editor’s Choice 2011
  • RUSA's Outstanding Reference Sources 2012

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1414490828 | ISBN-13: 9781414490823

Table of Contents

Volume 1
Agricultural Biotechnology.
Agrobacterium.
Algae Bioreactor.
Amino Acids, Commercial Use.
Antibiotics, Biosynthesized.
Antimicrobial Soaps.
Anti-Rejection Drugs (For Transplants).
Ariad v. Lilly.
Arthritis Drugs (Cytokines).
Artificial organs.
Asilomar Conference on Recombinant Dna.
Bayh–Dole Act.
Belmont Report (1979).
Biochemical Engineering.
Biochip (Microarray).
Biocomputers.
Biodefense and Pandemic Vaccine and Drug Development Act of 2005.
Biodegradable Products and Packaging.
Biodetectors.
Bioeconomy.
Bioethics.
Biofuels, Liquid (Biodiesel).
Biofuels, Solid (Biomass Fuels).
Bioglass.
Bioinformatics.
Biological Confinment.
Biological Pesticides.
Biological Weapons.
Biologics Control Act.
Bioluminescence.
Biomagnetics.
Biomimetic Systems.
Biopharmaceuticals.
Bioplastics (Bacterial Polymers).
Biopreservation.
Bioreactor.
Bioremediation.
Bioremediation: Oil Spills.
Biorobotics.
Biosafety Level Laboratories.
Biosurfactants.
Biotechnologists.
Biotechnology.
Biotechnology Companies.
Biotechnology industrial Park.
Biotechnology Law.
Biotechnology Organizations.
Biotechnology Products.
Biotechnology Valuation.
Bioterrorism.
Blood Transfusions.
Blood-Clotting Factors (Anti-Hemophiliac Drugs; Coagulants).
Bone Substitutes.
Botox.
Bovine Growth Hormone.
Breeding, Selective.
Bt Insect Resistant Crops.
Cabilly Patents.
Cancer Drugs.
Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety.
Cell Imaging.
Cell Membrane.
Cell Structure.
Cell therapy (Somatic Cell therapy).
Chakrabarty Case (1980) (Rr).
Chemotherapy Drugs.
Cloning.
Collagen Replacement.
Combinatorial Biology.
Competitions and Prizes in Biotechnology.
Contract Research organizations.
Convention on Biological Diversity.
Corn Starch Packing Materials.
Corn, Genetically Engineered.
Corticosteroid Hormones.
Cosmetics.
Cotton, Genetically Engineered.
Cryonics.
Dairy and Cheese Biotechnology.
Designer Babies.
Designer Genes.
Diamond v. Chakrabarty.
Digital-Biological Computer.
Disease-Resistant Crops.
DNA Databases.
DNA Field-Effect Transistor.
DNA Fingerprinting.
DNA Sequencing.
DNA Testing: Post-Conviction.
DNA Vaccines.
Drought-Resistant Crops.
Drug Price Competition and Patent Term Restoration Act.
E. Coli (Medium for Producing Proteins).
Egg (Ovum) Donors.
Electrophoresis.
Eli Lilly & Co. v. Medtronic, inc.
Environmental Biotechnology.
Enzyme Replacement therapy.
Enzymes, industrial.
Ethanol.
Fat Substitutes.
Fermentation.
Fertilizers.
Food Preservation.
Forensic Biotechnology.
Forensic DNA Testing.
Frost-Resistant Crops.
Frozen Egg Technology.
Fuel Cell Technology.
GE-Free Food Rights.
Genbank.
Gene Banks.
Gene Delivery.
Gene Police.
Gene Therapy.
Genetic Bill of Rights.
Genetic Discrimination.
Genetic Engineering.
Genetic Privacy.
Genetic Technology.
Genetic Use Restriction Technology.
Genetically Modified Crops.
Genetically Modified Food.
Genewatch.
Genome.
Genomics.
Germ Line Gene therapy.
Golden Rice.
Government Regulations.
Green Chemistry.

Volume 2
Hapmap Project.
Hela Cell Line Case.
Helsinki Declaration (1964).
Herbicide-Tolerant Plants.
Human Cloning.
Human Embryonic Stem Cell Debate.
Human Subject Protections.
Human Subjects of Biotechnological Research.
In Vitro Fertilization (Ivf).
Indigenous Peoples and Traditional Resource Rights.
Individual Privacy.
Industrial Genetics.
Informed Consent.
Insulin, Recombinant Human.
Intellectual Property Rights.
Isoschizomer.
Labcorp v. Metabolite, inc.
Laundry Detergents.
Life Patents.
Lipidomics.
Lysenkoism.
Magnet-Assisted Transfection.
Medimmune, inc. v. Genentech, inc.
Meganuclease.
Merck Kgaa v. integra Lifesciences I, Ltd.
Metabolic Engineering.
Microarrays.
Microbial Biodegradation.
Microinjection.
Molecular Biology.
Molecular Farming.
Monoclonal Antibodies.
Monsanto Canada inc. v. Schmeiser.
Nanoneuronics.
Nanotechnology, Molecular.
Neuroimaging.
Nicking Enzyme.
Nuclear Transfer.
Nuremberg Code (1948).
Oncogenomics.
Organ Transplants.
Orphan Drug.
Pain Killers.
Panopticism.
Patents.
Paternity Testing.
Penicillins.
Pharmaceutical Advances in Quantitative Development.
Pharmacogenomics.
Phytoremediation.
Plant Patent Act of 1930.
Plant Variety Protection Act of 1970.
Plant-Made Pharmaceuticals (Biopharming).
Polymerase Chain Reaction.
Project Time.
Prosthetics.
Protein therapies.
PTC Therapeutics.
Pyrosequencing.
Recombinant Antibody therapeutics.
Recombinant DNA Technology.
Registry of Standard Biological Parts.
Replication.
Research Exemption.
RNA.
Roche Products v. Bolar Pharmaceutical.
Salinity-Resistant Plants.
Security Related Biotechnology.
Selection and Amplification Binding Assay.
Silk-Making.
Single Molecule Fluorescent Sequencing.
Skin Substitutes.
Smart Mice.
SNP Genotyping.
Soil Modifying Bacteria.
Solid Waste Treatment.
Soybeans.
Space Research.
Stem Cell Cloning.
Stem Cell Laws.
Stem Cell Lines.
Stem Cells.
Stem Cells, Adult.
Stem Cells, Embryonic.
Sugar Substitutes.
Synthetic Biology.
Terminator Technology.
Therapeutic Cloning.
Tissue Banks.
Tissue Engineering.
Tomato, Genetically Engineered.
Transcription.
Transfer DNA.
Transgenic Animals.
Transgenic Plants.
Translation.
Translational Medicine.
Twiblings.
Vaccination.
Vaccines.
Viral Transfer.
Virology.
Waste Gas Treatment.
Waste Water Treatment.
Weaponization.
Wheat, Genetically Engineered.
Xenotransplantation.
Yeast Artificial Chromosomes.
Yuppie Eugenics.