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 2019). 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 E25-111.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

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