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JSTOR is a digital library of academic journals, books, and primary sources relevant to all subjects.
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Web of Science delivers access to scholarly works across the Sciences, Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities. Access is limited to on site unless you register for roaming access. Registration remains current for 6 months after which you must reregister.
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Access to this database is permitted only from school; no username and password necessary. Search for peer-reviewed journals, articles, book chapters and open access content which includes scientific, technical, and medical research in the sciences, social sciences and humanities. There are three editions to Science Direct, currently we subscribe to the College Edition Journals Collection - Physical Sciences.
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Biotechnology Background Reading
"Genetic engineering is the direct and purposeful alteration of an organism's DNA—the basic genetic blueprints of a bacterium, plant, animal, human, or other living organism—to add or enhance a specific characteristic or trait. Although genetic engineering is most often discussed in the controversial arenas of crop production or theoretical human genetic manipulation, genetic engineering is used in diverse areas such as medicine, industry, and agriculture to treat disease, diagnose problems, produce industrial products, convert industrial waste, create hardier crops, and perform better scientific research ... "
"Genetic technology represents the synthesis of genetics, molecular biology, information technology, biotechnology, and environmental sciences, with the combined goal of improving human life ... " You will need a Username and Password for this database.