20.020 Introduction to Biological Engineering Design Using Synthetic Biology
Project-based introduction to the engineering of synthetic biological systems. Throughout the term, students develop projects that are responsive to real-world problems of their choosing, and whose solutions depend on biological technologies. Lectures, discussions, and studio exercises will introduce components and control of prokaryotic and eukaryotic behavior; DNA synthesis, standards, and abstraction in biological engineering; and issues of human practice, including biological safety, security, ethics, and ownership, sharing, and innovation. Preference to freshmen.
This class has no prerequisites.
20.020 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by N. Kuldell.
This class counts for a total of 9 credits.
In the Spring 2015 Subject Evaluations, 20.020 was rated 6.9 out of 7.0. You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Introduction to Biological Engineering Design site or on the 20.020 Stellar site.
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