What is best molecular biology and genetics textbook?

Neal nrmelvin at ucalgary.ca
Thu Oct 18 19:29:02 EST 2001

Without question, "Molecular Biology of the Cell" by Alberts et al.

If you can wait a couple of months, I believe there's a new edition out in
December sometime. The current ed (3rd) is great if you just need basic info
that hasn't changed to much over the last 8 or 9 years.


serotonin1 wrote:

> "Fun Science" <biotech at idirect.com> wrote in message
> news:3jMy7.61676$5h5.26480745 at news3.rdc2.on.home.com...
> > Hi,
> >
> > I need to refresh my education from 10 years ago graduated in Biology.
> >
> > What is the best overall and most current, written text out there for 2nd
> or
> > 3rd year university level - premasters degree-ish for general molecular
> > biology and genetics.  Something that has great pictures and also will
> allow
> > me to relearn details and get upto date with biotechnology these days.
> >
> > I had the following books in mind:
> > Genes VII
> > Cell Molecular Biology
> Discovering Molecular Genetics: A Case Study Course with Problems &
> Scenarios
> Jeffrey H. Miller             Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press (1995)
> http://www.socgenmicrobiol.org.uk/Rev_1996/files/QRFEB97/QRF97_08.HTM
> Grady

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