7.015 Introductory Biology
Emphasizes the application of fundamental biological principles to modern, trending topics in biology. Specific modules focus on antibiotic resistance, the microbiome, biotechnology (e.g., genetically-modified organisms and CRISPR-based genome editing), personal genetics and genomics, neurodegenerative diseases, and metabolism (the science behind making wine, cheese, and natural product drugs). Includes discussion of the social and ethical issues surrounding modern biology. Limited to 60; admittance may be controlled by lottery.
This class has no prerequisites.
Lecture occurs 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in 66-144.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits.
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