Biotechnology for Beginners,
Edition 3
By Reinhard Renneberg

Publication Date: 25 Jan 2023

Biotechnology for Beginners, Third Edition presents the latest developments in the evolving field of biotechnology which has grown to such an extent over the past few years that increasing numbers of professional’s work in areas that are directly impacted by the science. This book offers an exciting and colorful overview of biotechnology for professionals and students in a wide array of the life sciences, including genetics, immunology, biochemistry, agronomy and animal science. This book will also appeals to lay readers who do not have a scientific background but are interested in an entertaining and informative introduction to the key aspects of biotechnology.

Authors Renneberg and Loroch discuss the opportunities and risks of individual technologies and provide historical data in easy-to-reference boxes, highlighting key topics. The book covers all major aspects of the field, from food biotechnology to enzymes, genetic engineering, viruses, antibodies, and vaccines, to environmental biotechnology, transgenic animals, analytical biotechnology, and the human genome.

Key Features

  • Covers the whole of biotechnology
  • Presents an extremely accessible style, including lavish and humorous illustrations throughout
  • Includes new chapters on CRISPR cas-9, COVID-19, the biotechnology of cancer, and more
About the author
By Reinhard Renneberg, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, China
Table of Contents

1. Beer, Bread, and Cheese: The Tasty Side of Biotechnology
2. Enzymes: Molecular Supercatalysts for Use at Home and in Industry
3. The Wonders of Gene Technology
4. White Biotechnology: Cells as Synthetic Factories
5. Viruses, Antibodies, and Vaccines
6. Environmental Biotechnology: From One-Way Streets to Traffic Circles
7. Green Biotechnology
8. Embryos, Clones, and Transgenic Animals
9. Myocardial Infarction, Cancer, and Stem Cells: Biotechnology is a Life Saver
10. Analytical Biotechnology and the Human Genome

Book details
ISBN: 9780323855693
Page Count: 474
Illustrations : 175 illustrations (25 in full color)
Retail Price : £115.00
9780128012246; 9780124160194; 9780123854735
Professionals, Students and Instructors in biotechnology and regenerative medicine