7.27 Principles of Human Disease

Class Info

Covers current understanding of and modern approaches to human disease, emphasizing the molecular and cellular basis of both genetic disease and cancer. Topics include the genetics of simple and complex traits; karyotypic analysis and positional cloning; genetic diagnosis; the roles of oncogenes and tumor suppressors in tumor initiation, progression, and treatment; the interaction between genetics and environment; animal models of human disease; cancer; aging and disease; and conventional and gene therapy treatment strategies.

This class has 7.06 as a prerequisite.

7.27 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by D. Housman and L. Guarente.

Lecture occurs 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 66-154.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

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