Recommended biology/genomics book for computer scientist students
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6.5 years ago

What is the best book for computer scientist students to get introduced to genomics? T.A. Brown Genomes 2 was rather OK, but that is old.

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Would these students have previous exposure to molecular biology?  If not, I would start there.

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No or little previous experience I am afraid.

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It's just over 5 years old, but 'A Primer of Genome Science, 3rd Edition' by Gibson and Muse (link here) covers a lot of the needed basics. I used this as the major reference in a Senior Graduate Seminar I taught last Fall for CS/Bioinformatics students who lacked a biology background and it worked fairly well for the first two thirds of the course. 

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6.4 years ago

Attwood, Teresa K.; Higgs, Paul (2005). Bioinformatics And Molecular Evolution. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Publishers. ISBN 1-4051-0683-2.

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For genomics, I would recommend Genome 3 from T. A. Brown

http://www.garlandscience.com/product/isbn/9780815341383

Part 1: Studying Genomes 
1. Genomes, Transcriptomes and Proteomes  
2. Studying DNA  
3. Mapping Genomes  
4. Sequencing Genomes  
5. Understanding a Genome Sequence  
6. Understanding How a Genome Functions 

Part 2: Genome Anatomies 
7. Eukaryotic Nuclear Genomes  
8. Genomes of Prokaryotes and Eukaryotic Organelles  
9. Virus Genomes and Mobile Genetic Elements  

Part 3: How Genomes Function  
10. Accessing the Genome  
11. Assembly of the Transcription Initiation Complex  
12. Synthesis and Processing of RNA  
13. Synthesis and Processing of the Proteome  
14. Regulation of Genome Activity  

Part 4: How Genomes Replicate and Evolve 
15. Genome Replication  
16. Mutations and DNA Repair  
17. Recombination  
18. How Genomes Evolve  
19. Molecular Phylogenetics

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