This text is designed to help technical professionals in optics determine whether their technologies have potential application in the life sciences. It is also a prep class for more detailed books on biology and biotechnology, filling a gap batween fundamental and high-level approaches.
Part I Introduction to Biology: Basic Biology; Nucleic Acids as the Blueprint; Manipulating Nucleic Acids and Proteins; an Integrated Approach for Biological Discovery. Part II Applications and Instrumentation: DNA Sequencing; Detecting Nucleic Acids; Protein Structure. Appendices: Units and Measures; Non-Scientific Issues.