Thoroughly updated for currency and with exciting new practical examples throughout, this popular text provides the tools, practice, and basic knowledge for success in the biotech workforce.
With its balanced coverage of basic cell and molecular biology, fundamental techniques, historical accounts, new advances and hands-on applications, the Third Edition emphasizes the future of biotechnology and your role in that future. Two new features-Forecasting the Future, and Making a Difference-along with several returning hallmark features support the new focus.
William Thieman, formerly of Ventura College, chaired one of the leading biotech programs in California. Co-author Michael A. Palladino is a molecular biologist with considerable experience in directing undergraduate student research in recombinant DNA technology; he is co-author of Concepts of Genetics, Tenth Edition, Essentials of Genetics, Seventh Edition, as well as Understanding the Human Genome Project, Second Edition.