Basher Science: Extreme Biology: From Superbugs to Clones ... Get to the Edge of Science

Basher Science: Extreme Biology

From Superbugs to Clones ... Get to the Edge of Science

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ISBN10: 0753470500 ISBN13: 9780753470503 Contributors: Green, Dan Publisher: Kingfisher Published: Feb 26 2013 Pages: 64 Weight: 0.40lbs. Height: 6.75" Width: 6.75" Depth: 0.25" Language: English

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In Basher Science: Extreme Biology, artistic designer Simon Basher and writer Dan Green join neurophysiologist Dr. Mark Lythgoe to put modern biology under a microscope in this fun and fact-filled illustrated book for middle grade readers.

Learn about the amazing research that is revolutionizing biology, from advances in medicine to genetic engineering. Meet the world's toughest bacterium and a biologically immortal flatworm whilst learning about epigenetics, superbugs, nanomedicine and cloning. Extreme Biology is a compelling guide to developments at the very forefront of science--a must-read for anyone wishing to understand, and engage with, modern biology.

From Superbugs to Clones...Get to the Edge of Science with such topics as:

- Hardcore Herd: Water bear, Conan the Bacterium, Planarian flatworm, Superbug (antibiotic-resistant microbes), Aliens
- Gene Genies: Gene (including DNA, RNA, Nucleotides), Gene expression, Protein, Prion, Genome, Epigenetics
- BioHacker Crew: Gene splicing, Recombinant DNA, Recombinant protein, Polymerase chain reaction, Genetically modified organism, Cloning, Gene machine, Shmeat (including tissue culture), Designer baby, Synthetic life, Biosafety (including bioethics)
- Bioscience Buddies/Drug Dudes: Nanomedicine, Monoclonal antibodies, Broad spectrum antiviral, Pharming (the use of genetic engineering to grow drugs), Biosensors
- Medical Mavericks: Face transplant, Regenerative medicine, Gene therapy (including DNA vaccine), Functional MRI
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