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The Facts On File Dictionary of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Third Edition
  • Authored by: Mark L. Steinberg, Ph.D., and Sharon D. Cosloy, Ph.D.
  • From the Series: Science Dictionary
  • Trim Size: 6 X 9
  • ISBN-10: 0816063516
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-6351-2
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $49.50
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 09/01/2006
  • Dewey Number: 660.6
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 288


Praise for the previous edition:
"This dictionary does a comprehensive job of covering these two dynamic and expansive fields of science...helpful diagrams and very useful appendices...a must for anyone teaching in these areas."—Science Books and Films

The Facts On File Dictionary of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Third Edition is an important reference tool for students, teachers, physicians, science and technical writers, and anyone looking for a concise source of current information in this fast-breaking field. This dictionary provides readers with access to the basic vocabulary of modern biotechnology and genetic engineering so that even those with an elementary knowledge of basic biology and biochemistry will be able to follow any developments in this field.

With more than 3,000 cross-referenced entries—more than 250 new to this edition—this dictionary has been updated and expanded to account for the new developments and new terminology in the rapidly evolving areas of genomics, bioinformatics, cell signaling, and molecular medicine. In addition, a number of biochemical terms pertaining to recent advances in medicines for the treatment of viral diseases, mental illness, cholesterol metabolism, plant engineering, and stem cell research have been included as well.

New and revised entries include:

  • Alpha-blockers
  • Avastin
  • Bone Morphogenetic Proteins (BMP)
  • Comparative genomics
  • C-reactive protein
  • Gleevec
  • Herceptin
  • Metabolomics
  • Ortholog
  • Prion
  • RNA interference (RNAi)
  • Statins
  • and many more.


Black-and-white line illustrations, tables, and charts. Appendixes. Bibliography. Cross-references. Web sites.

About the Author(s)

Mark L. Steinberg, Ph.D., is professor of biochemistry at City College of New York, CUNY. With a Ph.D. in biology from the University of Pennsylvania, Steinberg has lectured widely on biotechnology and genetic engineering in the United States, Europe, and China, and has published many scientific papers, as well as a book on recombinant DNA technology.

The late Sharon D. Cosloy, Ph.D. , was professor of biology at City College of New York, CUNY, and was on the doctoral faculties of biology and biochemistry at the Graduate School and University Center of CUNY.

Reviews and Awards

"...provides a wealth of information related to modern biotechnology and genetic engineering...accessible..."
SciTech Book News

"...useful for undergraduate and research libraries as a concise resource for applied genetics...Recommended."

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