Susan Aldridge gives an accessible guide to the world of DNA and also explores the applications of genetic engineering in biotechnology. She takes the reader, step by step, through the fascinating study of molecular biology. Aldridge also looks at the wider world of biotechnology and how genetic engineering can be applied to such problems as producing vegetarian cheese or cleaning up the environment. Although easy to read, this book does not avoid the science and provides a stimulating introduction to this enigmatic part of nature.
'A well-paced, elegant and imaginative ride through the story of genes and genetic engineering.'
'Susan Aldridge has written a fine book. It can be confidently recommended both to students and scientists in other fields, and to general readers ...'. Science Spectra
'Susan Aldridge's volume is one of the best ... an extremely clear writer, and refreshingly free of the bombast that often marks books in this field … her knowledge and skill make her an excellent guide.'
Jon Turney, The Times Higher Education Supplement
'This is an informative and entertaining book which explains simply but without trivializing and is of interest both to specialist and layman … a comprehensive, up-to-date and, above all, highly enjoyable account of a fascinating area of science.' C. F. Taylor, Annals of Human Biology
'… a dependable insight into the applications and implications of molecular genetics'. Bernard Dixon, New Scientist
'Everything you could want to know about the science of DNA.' Focus
'This book should provide anyone with a little prior knowledge of genetic engineering with a good insight in to this field.' E. Green, Endeavour