As for some resources, these books have been the most helpful for me.
 https://www.amazon.com/Molecular-Biology-Cell-Bruce-Alberts-... // I've linked and have seen mentioned here in the past, a great intro to cell biology.
 https://www.amazon.com/System-Modeling-Cellular-Biology-Conc... // Modeling with math. I would consider this high-yield as it gave me a great deal of insight into what different code bases are actually attempting to do.
 https://www.amazon.com/DNA-Nanoscience-Prebiotic-Emerging-Na... // Blew my mind when I first read it but the content is pretty standard as far as genetics course material goes.