From X-Rays to DNA: How Engineering Drives Biology

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An argument that technology accelerates biological discovery, with case studies ranging from chromosome discovery with early microscopes to how DNA replicates using radioisotope labels.Engineering has been an essential collaborator in biological research and breakthroughs in biology are often enabled by technological advances. Decoding the double helix structure of DNA, for example, only became possible after significant advances in such technologies as X-ray diffraction and gel electrophoresis. Diagnosis and treatment of ...

From X-rays to DNA: How Engineering Drives Biology 2013, MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass.

ISBN-13: 9780262019774

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