The Processes of Life

The Processes of Life

An Introduction to Molecular Biology

Book - 2009
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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.

Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c2009
ISBN: 9780262013055
0262013053
Branch Call Number: 572.8 H917p
Characteristics: xiv, 299 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 24 cm

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