Discovering Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics (2nd Edition)
Combines integrated Web exercises with a problem-solving approach to train readers in basic hands-on genomic analysis. For anyone interested in genomics, proteomics, or bioinformatics. CD-ROM included. –This text refers to the Paperback edition.
From the Back Cover
Discovering Genomics, Proteomics, and Bioinformatics combines integrated Web exercises with a problem-solving approach to train readers in basic hands-on genomic analysis. The authors present global problems, then provide the tools of genomic analysis to help readers dissect the answer, thus encouraging critical thinking skills. Short boxed readings called "Math Minutes" explain the math behind the biology. For anyone interested in genomics, proteomics, or bioinformatics. –This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Great New Format to get students out of a dull book, March 16, 2006
This book represents a breakthrough in textbook design. It starts with a ‘case study’ for a child visiting you the physician. You get the basic symptoms from the mother, then you are sent to the web to go attempt to establish a diagnosis. And you are not sent to some private web site, but to the Online Mendelian Inheitance in Man (OMIN) database of human diseases and genes, and to the National Center for Biotechnology Information. Immediately the student is exposed to a wealth of information far beyond what any book could provide. It’s rare that you see a textbook that attempts to take the student into the real world.
Intermixed with the case studies is textual materials that provide the student with the basic background that they need. In addition there are almost random Math Minutes and Discovery Questions that direct the student into further depth of understanding.
If you are planning to teach this kind of class, you owe it to yourself to at least investigate this book before selecting a text.