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I might have to take a graduate level course in developmental biology, of which I have never taken a course in before. The course website lists no recommended texts. Therefore, I assume we will be doing a more independent study, and I would want to have a book or source to better facilitate that study.

Any recommendation, free or not free, is welcome.

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Gilbert's Developmental Biology is an excellent text. It is in the 11th edition, though the 6th edition is available free on NCBI bookshelf.

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  • $\begingroup$ I ended up buying the 9th edition since I felt the 6th was too old, and I could not figure out how to access a .pdf form of the 6th. Thanks :D $\endgroup$ – Ro Siv Jan 17 '18 at 4:11
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    $\begingroup$ @RoSiv Many free text books on NCBI are only accessible by searching. You can get into whole chapters/sections if you just search for the title. Of course, the actual book is much more user friendly; I hope you enjoy it. $\endgroup$ – canadianer Jan 17 '18 at 4:15
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For a very quick and free introduction, you can have a look at Khan Academy > Developmental Biology.

Of course, before studying developmental biology, you will need basis in molecular biology and molecular genetics.

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  • $\begingroup$ Yea I kind of found myself thrown into the whole grad school life. Just hoping to knuckle through. $\endgroup$ – Ro Siv Jan 16 '18 at 22:37

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