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Bio-Utopia: The way forward?

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 authored by R Hindmarsh, Geoffrey LawrenceGeoffrey Lawrence, Janet GriceJanet Grice
Genetic engineering is changing the world. Emerging in the early l970s after a gestation period of forty years it is the most powerful tool yet developed for the manipulation of Nature. Also known as recombinant-DNA (r-DNA) technology; genetic engineering alters radically an age-old technology known as 'biotechnology'. 'Bio' is derived from the Greek bios-meaning 'life' and people have for many thousands of years used varying technologies to modify, for human advantage, life forms and processes. Fermentation of beers and wines are but two obvious examples. Over time, new techniques for manipulating life have been added via industrial microbiology; biochemistry; chemical engineering and tissue culture.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Editor

Hindmarsh R; Lawrence GA; Norton J

Start Page

3

End Page

23

Number of Pages

21

ISBN-10

186448795X

ISBN-13

9781864487954

Publisher

Allen and Unwin

Place of Publication

St Leonards, NSW

Open Access

No

Era Eligible

No

Number of Chapters

13