the authors have created a text that should become a classic in
science. DNA Replication is much more than a summary
of the field: it is an excellent reference book on DNA and nucleic-acid enzymes,
and every molecular laboratory should have a copy for easy access to the
principles underlying today's DNA technology...The book is an excellent resource
for graduate teaching and should also be a useful source of background material
for undergraduate courses in biochemistry...In areas that I know best, I
was impressed by the accuracy of the information and the thoughtfulness of the
--Nature, Review by Sue Wicker, NIH
yet lucid accounts of a dynamic and ever-expanding field...students and experts
alike should benefit from having a desk copy."
--J. Wang, Harvard University
Often imitated but never rivaled, DNA Replication, Second Edition, regarded around the world as a classic of modern science, is now back in print in a paperback edition. Kornberg and Baker's insightful coverage of DNA replication and related cellular processes have made this 1992 edition the standard reference in the field.
Arthur Kornberg, left, shared (with Severo Ochoa) the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1959 for his laboratory synthesis of DNA. He is the author of several major books, including DNA Replication, second edition (W.H. Freeman and Company, 1991) and a scientific autobiography, For the Love of Enzymes: the Odyssey of a Biochemist (Harvard University Press, 1989). He is Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
Tania A. Baker obtained her training in biochemistry with Dr. Kornberg at Stanford University. She is the E.C. Whitehead Professor of Biology at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. She is also a co-author of the internationally best selling text, Molecular Biology of the Gene, Fifth Edition.