Putting the G (and A, C, T) in Genetics

Nucleotides are the basic building blocks of genetics. Thousands of them join together to form DNA (and RNA) molecules. In turn, each nucleotide molecule is itself composed of three subunits: a phosphate group, a five-carbon sugar, and a nitrogen containing…

The importance of defining core concepts in biochemistry and molecular biology education

This is a guest post from our colleagues at the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Biochemistry and molecular biology (BMB) have emerged as a distinctive scientific discipline that deals with the chemistry of living organisms and life at…

The Importance of Accreditation for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Undergraduate Programs

This is a guest post from our colleagues at the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted a fundamental need for well-prepared scientists with accurate knowledge and rigorous experimental and critical thinking skills, as well…