The world's first beginner's guide to genetic engineering is here! Zero to Genetic Engineering Hero guides new aspiring scientists on a journey of real-world, hands-on genetic engineering experiments that teach real experimental techniques and the first principles of biology. Upon completion of the book, learners have a strong understanding of genetic engineering and can begin their own synthetic biology and biodesign projects.
Written for secondary school education, iGEM teams, and at-home learning, Zero to Genetic Engineering Hero is seven chapters of DNA and bacteria-based activities, virtual simulations, pro-tips, and more than 130 color illustrations. This book replaces the need for an expert teacher with university training and enables a new generation of education in genetic engineering.
“This book is the perfect journey for beginners to learn the basics of programming bacteria. Covering the first principles, extracting proteins you’ve engineered bacteria to create, and controlling genetic circuits are the topics you need to know before you start innovating on your iGEM, Biodesign or Science Fair project.” - K. Turton, High School iGEM advisor