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Biochemistry is the scientific discipline that investigates the chemical processes and molecular interactions inherent to living organisms. It encompasses the study of various biological molecules, including proteins, nucleic acids, lipids, and carbohydrates, elucidating their structures, functions, and dynamic relationships within cellular systems. By scrutinizing the intricacies of biochemical pathways, biochemistry seeks to comprehend the fundamental mechanisms governing cellular function, metabolism, and information transfer. This interdisciplinary field integrates principles from chemistry and biology, providing a comprehensive understanding of the molecular underpinnings that govern life processes at the molecular level. The elucidation of biochemical principles contributes significantly to advancements in medicine, biotechnology, and our overall comprehension of the complexities inherent to living systems. 

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