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New edition of a classic molecular biology textbook from CSHL Press and Benjamin Cummings
Date:12/19/2007

A new edition of the most widely used undergraduate textbook in molecular biology, Molecular Biology of the Gene, has just been released. It incorporates the latest in research and technological advances while retaining the distinctive characteristics of earlier editions that have made this a superior textbook for generations of students. Written by six authors with outstanding teaching and research credentials, the book will also be useful to professional scientists looking for a concise, up-to-date summary of the field. It was jointly published by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press and Benjamin Cummings, an imprint of Pearson Education.

The first edition, which appeared in 1965, was written by James D. Watson. More recent editions of the book have been co-authored by Watson and five highly respected biologists to provide current, comprehensive, and authoritative coverage of this fast-changing discipline. These additional authors are Tania A. Baker (MIT), Stephen P. Bell (MIT), Alexander Gann (CSHL), Michael Levine (UC Berkeley), and Richard Losick (Harvard).

Now in its sixth edition, Molecular Biology of the Gene has been thoroughly revised. Content updates have been made to every chapter, and medical insights that have emerged from our understanding of basic molecular biology have been included. Two all-new chapters discuss regulatory RNAs (Chapter 18) and genomics and systems biology (Chapter 20). These chapters focus on RNAi and microRNAs, the opportunities offered by the new generation of genome technologies, and the elucidation of gene regulatory networks.

The twenty-two chapters offer balanced coverage of prokaryotic and eukaryotic systems, and are divided into five major sections. The chapters in Part 1 provide a historical basis for the field and include descriptions of fundamental chemical concepts. Part 2 covers the structures of DNA, RNA, and chromatin, as well as the maintenance of genetic ma
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