According to the online reference source Wikipedia (www.wikipedia.org), biochemistry is “the study of the chemical processes and transformations in living organisms. It deals with the structure and function of cellular components, such as proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids and other biomolecules.” It seems appropriate to start with a definition from the World Wide Web, which has changed information retrieval as much as DNA cloning has changed biochemistry. Here I attempt to provide some perspectives on that transformation.

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