I have never taken a molecular genetics course but want to prime myself for graduate school in the future. Does anyone have any suggestions or advice? A professor recommends "the molecular biology of the gene - latest edition" but I dont have too much money to spend on a text and simply prefer free/digital formats. ( less to carry)

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    $\begingroup$ Molecular Biology of the Gene is an excellent text that your university library may have. $\endgroup$
    – canadianer
    Dec 15, 2017 at 23:08
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    $\begingroup$ Buy textbooks. Go without a meal or three if necessary, but buy books! $\endgroup$
    – David
    Dec 16, 2017 at 19:50

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I can’t comment otherwise this would be a comment, not an answer, sorry...

If you can’t lay your hands on a cheap (legal) text book that is of quality and in digital format then maybe check out course material from MIT open courseware or something similar. As a further alternative, you should be able to find decent pop science books which are applicable and may be more useful than you think. The Epigenetics Revolution, for example, provided me with a really solid grounding when first trying get to grips with the subject.


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