The future is now—this groundbreaking textbook illustrates how biotechnology has radically changed the way we think about health care.
Biotechnology is delivering not only new products to diagnose, prevent, and treat human disease but entirely new approaches to a wide range of difficult biomedical challenges. Because of advances in biotechnology, 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 present a road map that provides a fundamental understanding of the wide-ranging approaches pursued by scientists to diagnose, prevent, and treat medical conditions.
"This book is a unique blend of basic knowledge and experimental strategy that will surely be beneficial for anyone wishing to understand how biotechnology enhances the practice of medicine. Readers should keep in mind that it is not meant to be a medical textbook or an all-encompassing reference. It instructs on the application of biotechnology to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease, and it does so efficiently and intelligently."
-- Sophie La Salle, PhD (Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine) Doody's Review
This title is written for individuals seeking a deeper understanding of biotechnological advances impacting the practice of modern medicine. Therefore, premedical and medical students, students from related healthcare fields (e.g. dentistry, pharmacy, nursing), as well as genetic counselors, physicians, and hospital administrators will find this book relevant.