About the book
Biotechnology studies ways of using living organisms, their systems or metabolic products to solve technological problems and has been known to mankind for many centuries. Molecular biotechnology explores the possibility of creating living organisms with the necessary properties by genetic engineering and other methods. Research in the field of molecular biotechnology has made it possible in the 20th century to improve traditional biotechnological production, improve the quality of food products and significantly increase the productivity of living organisms. With the advent of genetic engineering, molecular biotechnology also includes laboratory methods, for example, the use of recombinant DNA and cell cultures were grown in vitro.
Today, the leading role of molecular biotechnology plays the processes of genetic engineering and gene editing, using genetically modified organisms in pharmacology, agriculture, biodegradation, scientific research. This book aims to address the application of molecular biotechnology in science and industry, diagnostics and therapy, the history and perspectives of new methods and approaches of molecular biotechnology.