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Life Sciences

Molecular Biology

"Molecular Biology: A discipline concerned with studying biological phenomena in terms of the chemical and physical interactions of molecules." -- Definition from the NCBI MeSH Database.


Occupational Handbook

Biochemists and Biophysicists

Molecular Biology Organizations

American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Biophysical Society


Molecular Biology of the Cell, 4th Edition (Textbook) – A list of all terms covered in molecular biology provided by the NCBI bookshelf.

Online Resources

NIH Library Online Tutorials – Links to bioinformatic tutorials from NIH and other institutions.
NCBI's Resource Guide
Molecular Biology-Part 1: DNA Replication and Repair – An open course offered through edX.
Molecular Biology- Part 2: Transcription and Transposition – An open course offered through edX.
Molecular Biology- Part 3: RNA Processing and Translation – An open course offered through edX.
Introduction to Molecular Biology Information Resources – For those who have never used any of NCBI's databases.
Molecular Biology – MIT Open Courseware on molecular biology.
Tuorials in Molecular Biology – Animations and tutorials on basic molecular biology concepts, provided by UCLA.
Virtual Cell Animation Collection – This resouce provides animations to different cellular and molecular processes. The Virtual Cell Animation Collection was developed by faculty and staff from North Dakota State University with funding and support from NSF, Maya, and USDE.
The Biology Project: Molecular Biology – This part of a larger project, The Biology Project, which was developed by the University of Arizona. This resources provides online tutorials and interactive activities to learn basic concepts in molecular biology.
Cell and Molecular Biology 2e – This is a current open textbook authored by Gerald Bergstrom, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. It is available in different formats.

Molecular Biology and Data

PubMed Searches

Molecular Biology and Big Data
molecular biology[mh] AND data[ti]

Molecular Biology and Data Management
molecular biology[mh] AND "data management"

Molecular Biology Metadata

Digital Curation Centre (DCC) – Metadata standards search results for “Molecular Biology

Molecular Biology Data Repositories

NIH Data Sharing Repositories
National Center for Biotechnology Information
Data Dryad