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1100. Introductory Biology
This course features lectures by Professor Graham Walker, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) professor and director of the HHMI Education group at MIT, and Professor Sallie W. Chisholm, Lee and Geraldine Martin Professor of Environmental Studies and co-director of the MIT Earth Systems Initiative. The course covers the fundamental principles of biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, and cell biology. Biological function at the molecular level is particularly emphasized and covers the structure and regulation of genes, as well as, the structure and synthesis of proteins, how these molecules are integrated into cells, and how these cells are integrated into multicellular systems and organisms.
(Prof. Graham Walker, Prof. Penny Chisholm, Dr. Julia Khodor, Dr. Michelle Mischke, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare)

1110. General Biology
General introduction to cell structure and function, molecular and organism genetics, animal development, form and function. Intended for biological sciences majors. This course is taught in University of California, Berkeley by Professors J Doudna, J Rine and G Firestone.
(Prof Gary L. Firstone, Prof Jasper D. Rine, Prof Jennifer A Doudna, University of California, Berkeley: Webcast.Berkeley)

1120. General Biology II
This course covers the general introduction to plant development, form, and function; population genetics, ecology, and evolution. Intended for students majoring in the biological sciences. The course is conducted by Professors Lewis J Feldman, Craig Moritz, Vincent H. Resh and offered in University of California, Berkeley.
(Prof Lewis J Feldman, Prof Craig Moritz, Prof Vincent H. Resh, University of California, Berkeley: Webcast.Berkeley)

1200. Integrative Biology
This course on general human anatomy is taught by Professor Marian Diamond of University of California, Berkeley. A highly recommended course with very interesting and enthralling lectures. This course covers the functional anatomy of the human body as revealed by gross and microscopic examination.
(Prof. Marian Diamond, University of California, Berkeley: Webcast.Berkeley)

1650. Darwin's Legacy
"Light will be thrown..." With these modest words, Charles Darwin launched a sweeping new theory of life in his epic book, On the Origin of Species (1859). The theory opened eyes and minds around the world to a radical new understanding of the flora and fauna of the planet. Here, Darwin showed for the first time that no supernatural processes are necessary to explain the profusion of living beings on earth, that all organisms past and present are related in a historical branching pattern of descent, and that human beings fall into place quite naturally in the web of all life. Now, 150 years later and 200 years after Darwins birth, we celebrate the amazingly productive vision and reach of his theory.
(William Durham, Stanford University)

1850. Principles of Evolution, Ecology and Behavior
This course presents the principles of evolution, ecology, and behavior for students beginning their study of biology and of the environment. It discusses major ideas and results in a manner accessible to all Yale College undergraduates. Recent advances have energized these fields with results that have implications well beyond their boundaries: ideas, mechanisms, and processes that should form part of the toolkit of all biologists and educated citizens.
(Prof. Stephen C. Stearns, Yale University: Open Yale)

2110. Genetics
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.


(Prof. Chris Kaiser, Prof. Gerald Fink, Prof. Leona Samson, Dr. Michelle Mischke, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare)

2120. Genomics and Medicine
This course discusses the kind of knowledge we hope to gain from sequencing human and bacterial genomes and the implications of such knowledge for medicine and biomedical research. We will discuss novel diagnoses and treatment of diseases, including stem cells, gene therapy and rational drug design. We will also discuss the ethical implications of genetic information.
(Prof Douglas L. Brutlag, Douglas L. Brutlag (Stanford University))



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