This title includes a number of Open Access chapters.
A common tool in both research and agriculture, genetic engineering involves the direct manipulation of genes. Today's areas of medical research include genetic engineering to produce vaccines against disease, pharmaceutical development, and the treatment of disease. In agriculture, genetic engineering is used to modify crops and domestic animals to increase their yields, aid in production, and enhance nutritive aspects. This important book covers new research and studies in genetic engineering in the areas of medicine and agriculture.
About the Author:
Prof. Dana M. Santos earned an MA in biological anthropology and an MS in biomedical anthropology. Her PhD work concentrates on molecular anthropology, examining population origins and malaria selection in the Pacific. Currently at the State University of New York in Binghamton, she focuses on population and disease genetics. Her publication topics have included the malaria vector in the Pacific, Anopheles punctulatus, the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum, Amytrophic Lateral Sclerosis, and Parkinsonism-dementia.