WEB TEXT: Rewriting the Book on Biochemistry

Science  30 May 2003:
Vol. 300, Issue 5624, pp. 1349
DOI: 10.1126/science.300.5624.1349e

If you're looking for an alternative to traditional beginning biochemistry texts, try this online book from chemistry professor Henry Jakubowski of the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University in Minnesota. The text reorganizes topics into what Jakubowski argues is a logically smoother order that eases students into the subject. For example, the book starts with lipids instead of proteins because their structure is simpler to grasp. Unlike the printed arm-breakers, it also features chemical animations and gets updated weekly.

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