The Processes of Life: An Introduction to Molecular Biology (MIT Press)

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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.

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Lawrence E, Hunter, a founder of the International Society for Computational Biology, is Director of the Computational Bioscience Program and of the Center for Computational Pharmacology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

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This is a must read for any educated person who wants a clear and highly readable introduction to molecular biology.

(Elizabeth Hoffman, Professor of History and Economics, Iowa State University)

Lawrence Hunter has once again taken a complicated field and reduced it to a set of key principles and associated examples. His writing style mirrors his personality -- enthusiastic, frank, and to the point. This book is a great way for those with a technical background to get up to speed on modern biology and the wealth of challenges it provides.

(Ross Altman, Professor of Bioengineering, Genetics, and Medicine, Chairman, Department of Bioengineering, and Director, Biomedical Informatics Training Program, Stanford University)

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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