Jun 4th 2014

This course will provide an introduction to genomic medicine and a better understanding of the issues associated with personal genomic information.

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Apr 28th 2014

Each mammalian cell has the same genes, yet performs distinct functions. This is achieved by epigenetic control of gene expression; the switching on and switching off of genes. This course will cover the principles of epigenetic control of gene expression, how epigenetic control contributes to cellular differentiation and development, and how it goes wrong in disease.

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Apr 14th 2014

A critical, unbiased introduction to using new genomic tools for diagnosing and managing disease.

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Mar 24th 2014

Diabetes is a growing health problem in rich and poor countries alike. With this course you will get updated on cutting-edge diabetes research including biological, genetic and clinical aspects as well as prevention and epidemiology of diabetes. All provided by high-profile scientists from one the world's leading universities in diabetes research.

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Feb 24th 2014

How have advances in genetics affected society? What do we need to know to make ethical decisions about genetic technologies? This course includes the study of cloning, genetic enhancement, and ownership of genetic information. Course participants will acquire the tools to explore the ethics of modern genetics and learn how to integrate these issues into their classrooms.

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The MIT Biology Department core courses, 7.012, 7.013, and 7.014, all cover the same core material, which includes the fundamental principles of biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, and cell biology.

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This course is a broad and fast-paced look at the amazing world of biology. In this course we will learn everything from what a cell is to how genetics works.

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Jan 13th 2014

In this course you will learn about how and why DNA and protein sequences evolve. You will learn the theory behind methods for building and analyzing phylogenetic trees, and get hands-on experience with some widely used software packages.

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Jan 3rd 2014

This college-level course gives students a thorough understanding of gene function and inheritance, and enables them to apply this understanding to real-world issues, both personal and societal. This is Part 2 of a two-part course.

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Jan 3rd 2014

A whirlwind introduction to evolution and genetics, from basic principles to current applications, including how disease genes are mapped and how we leverage evolutionary concepts to aid humanity.

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Nov 4th 2013

To acquire an understanding of the fundamental concepts of genomics and biotechnology, and their implications for human biology, evolution, medicine, social policy and individual life path choices in the 21st century.

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Nov 1st 2013

This college-level course gives students a thorough understanding of gene function and inheritance, and enables them to apply this understanding to real-world issues, both personal and societal. This is Part 1 of what is now a two-part course.

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To earn the equivalent of a minor in Biology, you must complete six required core courses (two of which are one-credit labs); two core courses of your choice; and two elective courses, for a total of 10 courses.

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Sep 30th 2013

Each of our cells contains nearly identical copies of our genome, which provides instructions that allow us to develop and function. This course serves as an introduction to the main laboratory and theoretical aspects of genomics and is divided into themes: genomes, genetics, functional genomics, systems biology, single cell approaches, proteomics, and applications.

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Sep 10th 2013

7.00x is an introductory level biology course.

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Genetics is the branch of biology that studies the means by which traits are passed on from one generation to the next and the causes of similarities and differences between related individuals.

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In this course, you will learn about biological changes that happen on a very large scale, across entire populations of organisms and over the course of millions of years, in the form of evolution and ecology.

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This Major accommodates a number of different career paths; you may opt to declare a major in biology if you plan to be a forensic scientist, a patent agent, a pharmaceutical researcher, or a professional in any number of related fields.

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