7.015 Introductory Biology


Class Info

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.

7.015 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Fall semester, and will be instructed by J. K. Weng and M. Laub.

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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