Students complain that college biology textbooks are too dense, too dry, and too expensive. In response, iBiology, in collaboration with TNQ Technologies, has launched The Explorer’s Guide to Biology (XBio). Written by Nobel Prize winners and other distinguished scientists, XBio focuses on stories of scientific discovery and is free-of-charge.
Through narrative prose, beautiful illustrations, engaging animations and professionally-produced videos, XBio boldly reimagines the content and look of the biology textbook for the 21st century. As readers navigate XBio’s unique content, they are taken on journeys of discovery and gain insight into the process and excitement of science. Recognizing the need for global access to high quality learning materials, The Explorer’s Guide to Biology is free.
The current XBio content, available online and as downloadable PDFs, offers an inspiring introduction to genetics and cell biology. In the next few years, XBio aims to cover all major topics found in an introductory college biology textbook. Educators who register on the XBio site will gain access to special educator resources. XBio will have more exciting developments in the coming year. Stay tuned!
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
- Ron Vale Motility in a Test Tube
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