The Structures of Life

The Structures of Life is a science education booklet, recently published by the National Institute of Health (NIH) geared toward an advanced high school or early college-level audience. It explains how structural biology provides insight in health and disease. It contains a general introduction to proteins, a chapter each on X-ray crystallography, NMR, and structure-based drug design. It, and other science education booklets published by the NIGMS component of NIH are available free of charge. For further information e-mail pub_info@nigms.nih.gov, or order online at www.nigms.nih.gov/new/publist.html.