Anyone recommend a good biochem book for the educated layman?
Lehninger's Principles of Biochemistry by Nelson and Cox is a good introductory text. I've also heard good things about Stryer as well as Garrett and Grisham, although I've never used them myself. Although Voet and Voet is THE standard text for biochemistry, it is not a very friendly text for beginners (although it is a must have if you are a biochemist and need a very detailed reference).
"Lehninger's Principles of Biochemistry by Nelson and Cox is a good introductory text"
Yeah, that book is real good, except it is REALLY big and detailed. In fact, I used it more as a dictionary when I did biochem research than a "learning" book. If you want something more user friendly, I suggest Lubert Stryer Biochemistry.
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