2) Biology Reading Assignment

posted Jul 9, 2018, 2:28 PM by Alexander Wolff   [ updated Jul 9, 2018, 2:38 PM ]
If your background in biology is limited (ie: you can you count the number of biology courses you've taken on one hand), we recommend reading the first few chapters of a molecular biology textbook to get acquainted with the fundamentals. A great option is Molecular Biology of the Cell. We're partial to this book, because four of the authors hail from UCSF:

An older, used copy can save you plenty of money, and will still get the fundamentals across. We think that chapters 1-3 are especially important, but reading chapters 4-7 would also be helpful.