Tools of Genetic Manipulation

  • Leroy E. Hood
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 28)


In the past ten years several advances in biotechnology have revolutionized the way fundamental biological problems are approached. I will discuss three of these relatively recently developed disciplines in biotechnology—recombinant DNA, microchemical instrumentation, and monoclonal antibodies—and I will point out the striking synergies that arise from their interactions. These synergies will revolutionize biological research in the near future. I will discuss examples from the health sciences, my area of expertise, yet I suspect many similar applications to your own areas of interest will come to mind. I will review in general terms the basic approaches underlying the recombinant DNA, the microchemical instrumentation, and the monoclonal antibody technologies.


High Pressure Liquid Chromatography Antibody Molecule Human Genetic Disease Toxin Molecule High Pressure Liquid Chroma 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Leroy E. Hood
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  1. 1.Division of BiologyCalifornia Institute of TechnologyPasadenaUSA

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