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Synthetic Biology in Mammals (Paperback)

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By Jamie Davies (Editor)
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This primer introduces the challenges and opportunities of applying synthetic biological techniques to mammalian cells, tissues, and organisms. It covers the special features that make engineering mammalian systems different from engineering bacteria, fungi, and plants, and provides an overview of current techniques. A variety of cutting-edge examples illustrate the different purposes of mammalian synthetic biology, including pure biomedical research, drug production, tissue engineering, and regenerative medicine.

About the Author

Jamie Davies, Professor of Experimental Anatomy, Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences, University of Edinburgh Jamie Davies is Professor of Experimental Anatomy at the University of Edinburgh where his interests lie in using techniques of synthetic biology to program cells to make self-constructing, artificial tissues. His lab has been a pioneer in applying synthetic biological techniques to multicellular, mammalian systems and has built and published systems that allow researchers to control the collective behaviour of human cells. As well as publishing 150 research papers and 5 specialist books, he has published a trade science book with OUP (Life Unfolding). He has been elected a Fellow of the Society of Biology, Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, and Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and is a Chartered Science Teacher.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780198841548
ISBN-10: 019884154X
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: February 12th, 2020
Pages: 136
Language: English