This sixteen volume encyclopedia is the most comprehensive and detailed treatment of molecular biology, cell biology and molecular medicine available today! It was designed in collaboration with a founding board of 10 Nobel laureates. The Encyclopedia provides a single-source library of the molecular basis of life, with a focus on molecular medicine. The latest advances of the post-genomic era, e.g. in the fields of functional genomics, proteomics, and bioinformatics are discussed in detail. All articles are designed as self-contained treatments. Each of the approximately 425 articles begins with an outline and a key word section with definitions. Articles are written in a review-like style complemented with an extensive bipartite bibliography of reviews and books as well as primary papers. A glossary of basic terms completes each volume and defines the most commonly used terms in molecular biology. Together with the introductory illustrations found in each volume, the articles enable readers to understand articles without referring to a dictionary, textbook, or other reference.
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Dr. Robert A. Meyers earned his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of California Los Angeles, was a post-doctoral fellow at California Institute of Technology and manager of chemical processes for TRW Inc. He has published in Science, written or edited 12 scientific books and his research has been reviewed in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. He is one of the most prolific science editors in the world having originated, organized and served as Editor-in-Chief of three editions of the Encyclopedia of Physical Science and Technology, the Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry and two editions of the present Encyclopedia of Molecular Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine.