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Learning Molecular Biology Comic Book Style

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 04-15-2010

I’m not sure about you, but it wasn’t until I began my graduate degree that I started becoming serious about science. Of course I was a science enthusiast beforehand (why else would I have pursued a graduate degree) but something about the dry lecture style of my profs left me feeling very tired after most lectures. If I only had a more engaging prof or entertaining text book…..well, now there’s a tool professors can use to grab the attention of even the most distracted undergrad.

Every once in a while you come across something truly different that just makes you say “wow!” No Starch Press has just released the Manga Guide to Molecular Biology. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Manga, it is a very popular Japanese comic book style that is generating over $175 Million/year in sales in North America. In the Manga Guide to Molecular Biology, readers are treated to a comic book story line where they follow high-school girls Rin and Ami on their adventures inside the human body. This is a great tool for learning about all the basics of molecular biology including DNA, RNA, proteins, transcription, translation, cloning and more!

If you want to hear a firsthand review of the book checkout the video review below: