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Bioscience & Biochemistry Books for College1. Harper's Illustrated Biochemistry (LANGE Basic Science) by Robert K. Murray, Darryl K. Granner, Peter A. Mayes, Victor W. Rodwell, Paperback: 693 pages, Publisher: McGraw-Hill Medical
Extensively revised and updated, this authoritative biochemistry text is known worldwide for its comprehensive and up-to-date coverage. Extensively illustrated and user-friendly, the text offers examples pf how knowledge of biochemistry is essential for understanding the molecular basis of health and disease. The 26th edition also features expanded content on results of the Human Genome Project. Perfect as both text and USMLE review. For students and practitioners..

2. Biochemistry (with BiochemistryNow and InfoTrac) by Reginald H. Garrett, Charles M. Grisham, Hardcover: 1216 pages, Publisher: Brooks Cole
In Biochemistry, the questions can be more revealing than the answers. This Third Edition offers a unique conceptual and organizing framework, "Essential Questions." Guiding students through the density of the material by the use of section head questions, supporting concept statements, and summaries, this focused approach is supported by unparalleled text/media integration through BiochemistryNow, providing students with a seamless learning system. Beautifully and consistently illustrated, the Third Edition gives science majors the most current presentation of biochemistry available. Written by a chemist and a biologist, the book presents biochemistry from balanced perspectives.

3. Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry, Fourth Edition by David L. Nelson, Michael M. Cox, Hardcover: 1100 pages, Publisher: W. H. Freeman
The fourth edition of Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry is truly one of the the best books on the subject. The first chapters of the past edition have been simplified into one single chapter. Also new is an innovative graphical style for depicting enzyme reaction mechanisms. The first chapter introduces the human genome. Biochemical insights derived from the human genome are integrated throughout the text. Tracking the emergence of genomics and proteomics, the chapter establishes DNA technology as a core topic and a path to understanding metabolism, signaling, and other topics covered in the middle chapters of this edition. Includes up-to-date coverage of microarrays, protein chips, comparative genomics, and techniques in cloning and analysis.

4. Dictionary of Bioscience by McGraw-Hill, Paperback: 662 pages
Whether you're a professional, a student, a writer, or a general reader with an interest in science, there is no better or more authoritative way to stay up-to-speed with the current language of bioscience or gain an understanding of its key ideas and concepts. This comprehensive reference defines nearly 16,000 essential terms in the biosciences. Biologists, researchers, technicians, educators, and students will have access to accurate definitions covering the fields of anatomy, embryology, physiology, cell biology, morphology, taxonomy, genetics, immunology, virology, evolution, and molecular biology. Valuable appendices are also included.

5. Ethics and the Business of Bioscience by Margaret L. Eaton, Paperback: 576 pages, Publisher: Stanford University Press
Businesses that produce bioscience products (gene tests and therapies, pharmaceuticals, vaccines, and medical devices), are regularly confronted with ethical issues concerning these technologies. Conflicts exist between those who support advancements in bioscience and those who fear the consequences of unfettered scientific license. As the debate surrounding bioscience grows, it will be increasingly important for business managers to consider the larger consequences of their work. This groundbreaking book follows industry research, development, and marketing of medical and bioscience products across a variety of fields, including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and bio-agriculture. Compelling and current case studies highlight the ethical decisions business managers frequently face.

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