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 be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by M. Laub and J. K. Weng.

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.

You can find more information at the Life explained differently: two new intro biology classes - The Tech site or on the 7.015 Stellar site.

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