7.03 Genetics

Fall 2004

Figure showing DNA and histone proteins packaged into chromosomes.
DNA and histone proteins are packaged into structures called chromosomes. (Image courtesy of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.)

Course Highlights

This course features a complete set of problem sets and lecture notes.

Course Description

This course discusses the principles of genetics with application to the study of biological function at the level of molecules, cells, and multicellular organisms, including humans. The topics include: structure and function of genes, chromosomes and genomes, biological variation resulting from recombination, mutation, and selection, population genetics, use of genetic methods to analyze protein function, gene regulation and inherited disease.
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Prof. Chris Kaiser
Prof. Gerald Fink
Prof. Leona Samson
Dr. Michelle Mischke

Course Meeting Times

Three sessions / week
1 hour / session

One session / week
1 hour / session



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