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Basher Science : Extreme Biology: From Superbugs to Clones ... Get to the Edge of Science
by Simon Basher and Simon Basher


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Learn about the amazing research that is revolutionizing biology, from advances in medicine to genetic engineering. Meet the world's toughest bacterium and a biologically immortal flatworm whilst learning about epigenetics, superbugs, nanomedicine and cloning.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Learn about the amazing research that is revolutionizing biology, from advances in medicine to genetic engineering. Meet the world's toughest bacterium and a biologically immortal flatworm whilst learning about epigenetics, superbugs, nanomedicine and cloning. Extreme Biology is a compelling guide to developments at the very forefront of science - a must-read for anyone wishing to understand, and engage with, modern biology.

Topics discussed in this book include:
- Hardcore Herd: Water bear, Conan the Bacterium, Planarian flatworm, Superbug (antibiotic-resistant microbes), Aliens
- Gene Genies: Gene (including DNA, RNA, Nucleotides), Gene expression, Protein, Prion, Genome, Epigenetics
- BioHacker Crew: Gene splicing, Recombinant DNA, Recombinant protein, Polymerase chain reaction, Genetically modified organism, Cloning, Gene machine, Shmeat (including tissue culture), Designer baby, Synthetic life, Biosafety (including bioethics)
- Bioscience Buddies/Drug Dudes: Nanomedicine, Monoclonal antibodies, Broad spectrum antiviral, Pharming (the use of genetic engineering to grow drugs), Biosensors
- Medical Mavericks: Face transplant, Regenerative medicine, Gene therapy (including DNA vaccine), Functional MRI


 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780753470503
  • ISBN-10: 0753470500
  • Publisher: Kingfisher
  • Publish Date: February 2013
  • Page Count: 64
  • Reading Level: Ages 10-14
  • Dimensions: 7.39 x 6.89 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.4 pounds

Series: Basher Science

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