Bonnie is one of the contributors to iBiology's newest online textbook - The Explorer's Guide to Biology. For more information, see the news release below and click here.
iBiology Launches The Explorer’s Guide to Biology
College biology textbooks are getting denser and more expensive. Is it time to re-invent the college biology textbook?
Written by Nobel Prize winners and other distinguished scientists, XBio is a bold re-imagining of the biology textbook for the 21st century (see video). Incorporating narrative prose, beautiful illustrations, engaging animations and professionally-produced videos, XBio offers students and self-learners a more exciting, inspiring, and accurate window into the problem-solving nature of science and encourages readers to become explorers themselves. Recognizing the barriers imposed by the cost of textbooks, The Explorer’s Guide to Biology is committed to a model of global open access for students, self-learners, and educators.
The current XBio content includes topics in genetics and cell biology (see the list below), but the project aims to cover all major topics found in an introductory college biology textbook in the next few years. Educators who register on the XBIo site will gain access to special educator resources.
Current Content in XBio on Cell Biology and Genetics:
Rodolphe Barrangou CRISPR-Cas9: Bacterial Immunity and Genome Editing
Bonnie Bassler Quorum Sensing: How Bacteria Communicate
J. Michael Bishop Cancer Genetics
Martin Chalfie Expression of the Green Fluorescent Protein
Jennifer Doudna CRISPR-Cas9: A Tool for Genome Editing
Doug Koshland Mutations: Drivers of Evolution and Disease
Matt Meselson/Frank Stahl How DNA Replicates
Pam Ronald Plant Genetics and Food
Shirley Tilghman The Laws of Inheritance
Ron Vale DNA Structure (coming October 7)
Ron Vale Motility in a Test Tube