'Biotechnology from A to Z' is a dictionary of terms used in the 'biotech' field. It starts with ADEPT (antibody-directed enzyme prodrug therapy) and finishes with zoonosis (infection by an organism that usually infects other species) providing a concise overview of the field. The second edition has been brought up-to-date with newly coined terms.
This book, now in its second edition, is an entertaining and practical introduction to the ideas and terminology of biotechnology. It uses straightforward language and real examples to unravel the jargon for the non-specialist and explains over 1000 terms in 250 short entries. This book is an accessible guide to the science, technology and the real achievements of this fascinating and controversial industry.
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From reviews of the 1st edition: 'Any dictionary that lists the phrase "yuk factor" has to be worth buying. Biotechnology from A to Z does just that, and shuold be on the shelves of anyone with an interest in biotechnology, from environmental activists and bench scientists of all disciplines to chief executives of multinational corporations and leading politicians.' 'William Bains, the author, is to be congratulated on producing a wonderfully lucid guide to an exciting but blindingly complex industry. I shall be guarding my copy jealously in the office here at New Scientist,' New Scientist 'The book is an illuminating and practical introduction to the ideas and terminology of biotechnology... It provides an invaluable guide to the science, the technology and its real achievements and potential. Biotech Review
Biotechnology from A to Z by William Bains
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