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Bioprocess Engineering: Basic Concepts, Third Edition by Matthew DeLisa, Fikret Kargi, Michael L. Shuler

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1. What Is a Bioprocess Engineer?

We can now manipulate life at its most basic level—the genetic. For thousands of years, people have practiced genetic engineering at the level of selection and breeding. But now it can be done in a purposeful, predetermined manner with the molecular-level manipulation of DNA. We now have tools to probe the mysteries of life in a way unimaginable even a few decades ago. We are at the doorstep of being able to chemically synthesize whole genomes and transfer them into a host bacterium to create semisynthetic life. We now have a whole host of new techniques to rationally design novel organisms.

With this intellectual revolution emerged new visions and new hopes: new medicines, semisynthetic organs grown in large ...

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