Extra reading for biochemistryWatch
Articles wise, journals might be a step too far for the majority of articles, but places like "Science" and "Nature" do more entry-level summaries of science news that could be worth checking out.
Most life science-y 'pop science' books will be appropriate (eg the Wellcome Book Prize books or something like Nessa Carey's books), and you can also have a look on PubChem too if you're brave.
That's just one way I'd recommend you could use to make your statement a bit more original and unique to you
Best of luck with it!
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