- xix, 737 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
- Additional Authors
- Delovitch, T. L.,Patten, Cheryl L.,
- Contents: Section I. The Biology behind the Technology. 1. Fundamental Technologies ; 2. Fundamental Concepts in Immunology ; 3. The Genetic Basis of Disease ; 4. Immune Pathogenesis ; 5. Microbial Pathogenesis -- Section II. Production of Therapeutic Agents. 6. Modulation of Gene Expression ; 7. Genetic Engineering of Plants -- Section III. Diagnosing and Treating Human Disease. 8. Molecular Diagnostics ; 9. Protein Therapeutics ; 10. Nucleic Acid Therapeutic Agents and Human Gene Therapy ; 11. Vaccines ; 12. Societal Issues.Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: "Biotechnology is delivering not only new products to diagnose, prevent, and treat human diseases but entirely new approaches to a wide range of difficult biomedical challenges. Because of advances in biotechnlogy, hundreds of new therapeutic agents, diagnostic tests, and vaccines have been developed and are available in the marketplace. In this jargon-free, easy-to-read textbook, the authors demystify the discipline of medical biotechnology and provide a fundamental understanding of the wide-ranging approaches pursued by scientists to diagnose, prevent, and treat medical conditions."--Back cover.