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A Nobel Fellow On Every Floor: A History of the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology

by John Finch

In Cambridge in the 1950s, several research groups funded by the Medical Research Council were producing exciting results. In the Biochemistry Department, Sanger determined the amino acid sequence of insulin,...

Stem Cells in Birth Defects Research and Developmental Toxicology

by Theodore P. Rasmussen

This book contains material contributed by forward-looking scientists who work at the interface of stem cell research and applied science with the aim to improve human fetal safety and the understanding of human...

Mitochondrial Dysfunction Caused by Drugs and Environmental Toxicants

by Yvonne Will & James A. Dykens

Developed as a one-stop reference source for drug safety and toxicology professionals, this book explains why mitochondrial failure is a crucial step in drug toxicity and how it can be avoided.

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Extended Heredity

by Russell Bonduriansky & Troy Day

How genes are not the only basis of heredity—and what this means for evolution, human life, and disease

For much of the twentieth century it was assumed that genes alone mediate the transmission of biological...

Molecular and Biochemical Toxicology

by Robert C. Smart & Ernest Hodgson

Written as an advanced text for toxicology students, this book is much more than an introduction and provides in-depth information describing the underlying mechanisms through which toxicants produce their adverse...

Once We All Had Gills: Growing Up Evolutionist in an Evolving World

by Rudolf A. Raff

In this book, Rudolf A. Raff reaches out to the scientifically queasy, using his life story and his growth as a scientist to illustrate why science matters, especially at a time when many Americans are both...

Summary & Study Guide - The Gene Machine

by Lee Tang

The promise and peril of having children in an age of genetic tests and interventions.

The must-read summary of “The Gene Machine: How Genetic Technologies Are Changing the Way We Have Kids — and the Kids...

Summary & Study Guide - A Crack in Creation

by Lee Tang

The Power and Peril of Gene Editing

CRISPR/Cas9 Technology

The must-read summary of “A Crack in Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution” by Jennifer A. Doudna and Samuel H. Sternberg....

Summary & Study Guide - The Emperor of All Maladies

by Lee Tang

You will never look at cancer the same.

The must-read summary of "The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer" by Siddhartha Mukherjee.

This book chronicles a fascinating "biography" of cancer—from its...

Natural Product Biosynthesis

by Christopher T Walsh & Yi Tang

Authored by leading experts in the enzymology of natural product biosynthesis, this textbook provides a thorough description of the types of natural products, the biosynthetic pathways that enable the production...

Thinking Like a Phage

by Merry Youle & Leah L Pantéa

It isn't easy to be a phage. First, what is a phage? A phage is a virus that infects Bacteria. To succeed, a phage must encounter, recognize, and enter a particular type of bacterial cell, then coerce it to...

The CRF Signal

by Jay Schulkin

Information molecules, such as Cortico-Releasing Factor (CRF), are ancient and widely distributed across diverse organs, playing various regulatory roles. CRF has been associated with a range of human conditions,...

Chemical Ligation

by Luca D. D'Andrea & Alessandra Romanelli

Presenting a wide array of information on chemical ligation – one of the more powerful tools for protein and peptide synthesis – this book helps readers understand key methodologies and applications that...

CLEP® Natural Sciences Book + Online

by Laurie Ann Callihan

Earn College Credit with REA's Test Prep for CLEP® Natural Sciences

There are many different ways to prepare for the CLEP® Natural Sciences exam. What's best for you depends on how much time you have to study...

Cracking the Aging Code

by Josh Mitteldorf & Dorion Sagan

A revolutionary examination of why we age, what it means for our health, and how we just might be able to fight it.

In Cracking the Aging Code, theoretical biologist Josh Mitteldorf and award-winning writer and...

Redesigning Life

Molecular Biology:  A Very Short Introduction


by Frederick R. Maxfield, James M. Willard & Shuyan Lu

Discussing recent findings, up-to-date research, and novel strategies, the book integrates perspectives from pharmacology, toxicology, and biochemistry to illustrate the potential of lysosomes in drug discovery...

Fluorescent Analogs of Biomolecular Building Blocks

by Marcus Wilhelmsson & Yitzhak Tor

Fluorescent Analogs of Biomolecular Building Blocks focuses on the design of fluorescent probes for the four major families of macromolecular building blocks. Compiling the expertise of multiple authors, this...

From Biosynthesis to Total Synthesis

by Alexandros L. Zografos

Focusing on biosynthesis, this book provides readers with approaches and methodologies for modern organic synthesis. By discussing major biosynthetic pathways and their chemical reactions, transformations, and...