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From a review of a previous volume:
d `I have reviewed several books in this series and have been regularly impressed with the depth and quality of the material.'
d Quarterly Review of Biology --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

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Jane K. Setlow, PhD. has championed the field of genetics for over 30 years, agreeing to edit Genetic Engineering: Principles & Methods since its inception in 1979. An internationally recognized scientist with numerous publications, Dr. Setlow is the former Chairperson of the NIH Recombinant DNA Molecule Advisory Committee (RAC). Her lab can found at Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York.

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Decades of studying plasmids in bacterial systems have led to their characterization as autonomously replicating, extrachromosomal DNA molecules carrying no elements essential to the viability of the organism. Read the first page
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