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Sheffield, United Kingdom

Biochemistry and Genetics

Integrated Master's degree
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Subject area: biology
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Kind of studies: full-time studies
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Master of Biochemistry (MBiolSci)
Biochemistry, sometimes called biological chemistry, is the study of chemical processes within and relating to living organisms. By controlling information flow through biochemical signaling and the flow of chemical energy through metabolism, biochemical processes give rise to the complexity of life. Over the last decades of the 20th century, biochemistry has become so successful at explaining living processes that now almost all areas of the life sciences from botany to medicine to genetics are engaged in biochemical research. Today, the main focus of pure biochemistry is on understanding how biological molecules give rise to the processes that occur within living cells, which in turn relates greatly to the study and understanding of tissues, organs, and whole organisms—that is, all of biology.
Genetics is the study of genes, genetic variation, and heredity in living organisms. It is generally considered a field of biology, but intersects frequently with many other life sciences and is strongly linked with the study of information systems.
Genetic engineering crosses a fundamental threshold in the human manipulation of the planet, changing the nature of life itself.
Douglas Parr, scientist and activist, cited in Awake! magazine 2000, 4/22.
Jerome: For the genetically superior, success is easier to attain but is by no means guaranteed.
From the film Gattaca written by Andrew Niccol
In a universe of blind physical forces and genetic replication, some people are going to get hurt, other people are going to get lucky, and you won’t find any rhyme or reason in it, nor any justice.
Richard Dawkins, cited in Awake! magazine 2004, 6/22.

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