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A brief and accessible introduction to molecular biology for students and professionals who want to understand this rapidly expanding field.
Recent research in molecular biology has produced a remarkably detailed understanding of how living things operate. Becoming conversant with the intricacies of molecular biology and its extensive technical vocabulary can be a challenge, though, as introductory materials often seem more like a barrier than an invitation to the study of life. This text offers a concise and accessible introduction to molecular biology, requiring no previous background in science, aimed at students and professionals in fields ranging from engineering to journalism—anyone who wants to get a foothold in this rapidly expanding field. It will be particularly useful for computer scientists exploring computational biology. A reader who has mastered the information in The Processes of Life is ready to move on to more complex material in almost any area of contemporary biology.
The Processes of Life is an excellent introduction to molecular biology and, at only $40, a tremendous value. By deconstructing an exceedingly complicated body of information into a set of core principles, Hunter provides the reader with a framework for grasping the strengths and challenges of modern biology…this book’s clarity and frankness make it an invaluable resource for any person, from any profession, seeking an introduction to molecular biology.—Andrea L. Suárez, PhD and Robert P. Dellavalle, MD, PhD, MSPH Journal of the American Medical Association—
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