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  • Paperback: 250 pages
  • Publisher: Imperial College Press; 1 edition (4 Aug. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1848168632
  • ISBN-13: 978-1848168633
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 17.1 x 24.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 337,759 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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 In Synthetic Biology, expert researchers in the field provide the latest developments in molecular biology techniques used in Synthetic Biology.  Focusing on computational tools that will aid in systematising the design and construction of parts and systems. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology™ series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and key tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.

 

Authoritative and practical, Synthetic Biology seeks to aid scientists in the further study of developing new biological components and systems.

--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Happy-Bee on 8 Jan. 2014
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Good starting point if you're new to the field since it is interdisciplinary, this book offers basics on the various topics and application opportunities of SynBio!
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By JohnnyK on 15 Aug. 2014
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Great introduction to synthetic biology, combining the biology and engineering aspects into one coherent whole.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Pedro Fernandes on 4 Oct. 2012
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I find this book quite well structured. The first impression is very favourable. It introduces the subject in ways that make it accessible to newcomers to the area. The text is carefully written an pleasant to read.Good illustrations. The subject is seen from various perspective which is also very helpful.
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0 of 7 people found the following review helpful By 567a on 28 Aug. 2013
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Since I am required to submit a review before finishing the book, I can't say too much right now really.
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Amazon.com: 6 reviews
16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Good overview of and introduction to synthetic biology 13 Sept. 2012
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I am currently working my way through the kindle version of this book, and am approx. 40% of the way through. It is a good introduction and I'm learning a lot from it. One thing to be aware of; it is quite technical and launches rapidly into both molecular biology and engineering. Be prepared to work at understanding and look things up online if you aren't already familiar with both areas. There's some advanced math - Fourier transforms, for example, though they aren't essential to understand most of what is in the book. If you aren't familiar with biology I recommend reading a text on cellular or smaller-scale biology first.
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Not for the Layman 3 Jun. 2014
By Leo Roos - Published on Amazon.com
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This book cannot be considered a primer. It reads well, but unless you are an expert in the field you are at a loss of what is a futuristic discussion and what is possible today.

Unless you have a decent background in statistics, computer analysis and chemistry, the discussions will befuddle many of you.

Cannot fault the layout or the topics or the writing style. However, as stated earlier it is aimed at those that have more than just a basic understanding of the aforementioned subjects to really understand the intent and discussions in the book.

Leo Roos, Ph.D.
Textbook 10 Feb. 2014
By Ashley - Published on Amazon.com
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Covers many relevant aspects of biology, clear descriptions. Worked well as a teaching tool for both undergraduate and graduate students.
Five Stars 5 Nov. 2014
By S D McEachron - Published on Amazon.com
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Great source of information.
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Very comperhansable
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