Description: Cloning genes has become such a routine part of molecular biology, and the approaches to it so many and diverse, undergraduates can easily be overwhelmed. Gene Cloning is designed to give the undergraduate a broad overview of the subject, guiding the student through the basic elements involved and their utility, and further through the interpretation of results and datasets. Having understood the basic processes, the reader is introduced to some of the most common uses of gene cloning, from applications with more research-oriented goals to practical applications in biotechnology in medicine. Clearly presented in two-colour text, Gene Cloning is essential reading for undergraduates in the molecular life sciences.