Online book freely available from the ISTT web site: Benavides & Guénet, 2003; Genetics Manual of Laboratory Rodents: Basic Principles and Applications
The International Society for Transgenic Technologies (ISTT) is proud to announce a new section in its web site, devoted to the free dissemination of online books on subjects related to animal transgenesis. The first book that has been included, most generously provided by their authors, is the “Manual de Genética de Roedores de Laboratorio: Principios Básicos y Aplicaciones” [in Spanish] (Genetics Manual of Laboratory Rodents: Basic Principles and Applications), by Fernando Benavides and Jean-Louis Guénet, initially published by the Universidad de Alcalá de Henares (Madrid, Spain, 2003) and sponsored by SECAL.
This manual was the first laboratory animal genetics book to be published in Spanish. Unfortunately, the book has gone out-of-print, all copies were rapidely sold, and, currently, it is no longer available nor the former Publisher will print it again. Therefore at the ISTT, with this new initiative now being launched, we have rescued it in the form of an online book for the benefit of the entire scientific community of professionals, researchers, veterinarians, technicians and students in Spanish-speaking countries (Spain, Central and South American countries,…) and the high numbers of colleagues speaking Spanish in the USA and elsewhere in the world interested in the field of rodent genetics.
Fernando Benavides and Jean-Louis Guénet (2010)
Fernando Benavides, DVM, PhD and ISTT member, is Associate Professor and Director of Genetic Services at the Department of Molecular Carcinogenesis, Division of Basic Science Research, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Smithville, TX, USA. Jean-Louis Guénet, DVM, PhD is Emeritus Professor at the Institut Pasteur, Paris, France, and a world authority in mouse genetics, with more than 300 scientific publications, books and chapters published on the subject.
In the near future, additional books will be hopefully added to this collection of online books freely available from the ISTT web site. If you know about other books that are no longer available, in any language, on a subject related to animal transgenesis and you own their rights or happen to know who owns their rights, please contact us to explore the possibility to include them in the new section on ONLINE BOOKS at the ISTT WEB SITE.