7.28 / 7.58 Molecular Biology

Spring 2005

An image of a DNA model sculpture.
DNA model sculpture. (Image courtesy of the National Institutes of Health.)

Course Highlights

This course features downloadable problem sets in the assignments section.

Course Description

This course covers a detailed analysis of the biochemical mechanisms that control the maintenance, expression, and evolution of prokaryotic and eukaryotic genomes. The topics covered in lectures and readings of relevant literature include gene regulation, DNA replication, genetic recombination, and mRNA translation. In particular, the logic of experimental design and data analysis is emphasized.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.

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Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
2 hours / session

One session / week
1 hour / session


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