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April 5 1999 0125571658 978-0125571654 1
University of Alabama at Birmingham. Handbook on the technical aspects of gene transfer in animals, from molecular methods to whole animal considerations. Wire spiral binding. For researchers. Illustrated. 18 U.S. contributors.

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"First and foremost, this is a book for "everyone" interested in technology. The contributing authors have gone to great lengths to make the methodology clear and understandable to anyone with a working knowledge of molecularbiology and embryology. Each chapter is well-illustrated with diagrams and photographs and is accompanied by an extensive bibliography. Potential problems and possible solutions are discussed in detail. The second unique aspect of this book is its state of the art coverage of transgenesis in vertebrate animal species other than mice... Each chapter is well integrated with the others and is sufficiently detailed to be useful. The editor and contributing authors are to be congratulated for putting this information together in an easy accessible format which is sure to stimulate further interest and development in the field."--THERIOGENOLOGY"Transgenic Animal Technology is a laboratory manual that documents detailed methods required toaccomplish the gene transfers necessary to produce animals with altered genetic characteristics."--JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN VETERINARY ASSOCIATION

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Dr. Pinkert is an Associate Professor in the Department of Comparative Medicine and Director of the Transgenic Animal/ES Cell Resource at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He earned his B.S. from Colorado State University, M.S. from Southern Illinois, and Ph.D. in 1983 from the University of Georgia, followed by postdoctoral training at the University of Pennsylvania. He was an Assistant Professor at the University of Missouri and then worked at DNX, Inc. (where his proposal for the National Transgenic Development Facility for the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development was awarded and implemented) before joining the UAB faculty. Dr. Pinkert's primary research efforts involve gene transfer, expression, and regulation using transgenic animal modeling. His work has illustrated the potential of modifying the immune system, enhancing growth performance, and the feasibility of molecular farming. He has published extensively on transgenic modeling, reproductive biology, and embryology of laboratory and domestic animals. He serves as an Editro ofTransgenic Researchand has served as an ad hoc reviewer or consultant for several journals, government agencies, and companies. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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The 1970s and 1980s have witnessed a rapid advance of the application of genetic engineering techniques for increasingly complex organisms, from single-cell microbial and eukaryotic culture systems to multicellular whole animal systems. Read the first page
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