Idah Sithole-Niang

University of Zimbabwe

Idah Sithole-Niang is Professor at the University of Zimbabwe, Department of Biochemistry, where she has been teaching molecular biology for more than two decades. She conducts research on the genetic improvement of cowpea. She also works on microbial diversity in soils, indigenous trees and hotsprings. Idah is a member of the African Soil Microbiology Project. She was editor for the book Genetic engineering, as co-editor of the book Genetically Modified Crops in Africa: Economic and Policy Lessons from Countries South of the Sahara. She chairs the University of Zimbabwe Publications Committee. Idah is a graduate of Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA.

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The book, while having only five chapters, covers a wide range of topics in genetic engineering of microorganisms, plants and animals. Specifically it covers both the natural and social sciences. In the natural sciences topics ranging from the genetic engineering of microorganisms to produce antibiotics, the gene targeting and transformation in plants, the generation of marker-free plants in response to biosafety concerns, as well as the generation of transgenic animals and those derived through cloning are covered. In the social sciences, the issue of ethics in biotechnology and the role of the media in reporting around the cloned sheep, Dolly are discussed.

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