7.31 Current Topics in Mammalian Biology: Medical Implications
Covers recent advances in mammalian cell and developmental biology with particular emphasis on approaches that utilize mouse genetics. Combines formal lectures on selected topics with readings of original papers which are discussed in class. Major emphasis on the implications of mechanisms of human genetic diseases. Topics include early mammalian development; genomic imprinting; X inactivation; embryonic stem cells; nuclear reprogramming of somatic cells; cell migration; nervous system development; and central nervous system degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Huntington's disease. Limited to 20.
This class has 7.06 as a prerequisite.
Lecture occurs 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Mondays in WI-7TH.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits.
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