The Fourth Edition has been thoroughly revised, and covers the latest developments in this fast-moving field, yet retains the academic level and length of the previous edition. The book is accompanied by a rich package of online student and instructor resources, including over 130 narrated movies, an expanded and updated Question Bank.
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In addition, the book demonstrates how the roots of discovery and advances–and an individual’s own research–have grown out of the history of the field, presenting a more complete understanding and context for scientific discovery.Expands on the development of molecular biology from the convergence of two independent disciplines, biochemistry and geneticsDiscusses the value of molecular biology in a variety of applicationsIncludes research ethics and the societal implications of researchEmphasizes the human aspects of research and the consequences of such advances to society