Molecular Biology - Part 1: DNA Replication and Repair

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Molecular Biology – Part 1: DNA Replication and Repair

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Molecular Biology – Part 1: DNA Replication and Repair
The course Molecular Biology – Part 1: DNA Replication and Repair is an online class provided by Massachusetts Institute of Technology through edX. The skill level of the course is Advanced. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.
An in-depth adventure through DNA replication and repair to strengthen your scientific thinking and experimental design skills.
Course description
You’re acquainted with your DNA, but did you know that your cells synthesize enough DNA during your lifetime to stretch a lightyear in length? How does the cellular machinery accomplish such a feat without making more mistakes than you can survive? Why isn’t the incidence of cancer even higher than it is? And, if the DNA in each and every cell is two meters long, how is this genetic material compacted to fit inside the cell nucleus without becoming a tangled mess? Are you ready to go beyond the “what” of scientific information presented in textbooks and explore how scientists deduce the details of these molecular models? Take a behind-the-scenes look at modern molecular genetics, from the classic experimental events that identified the proteins involved in DNA replication and repair to cutting-edge assays that apply the power of genome sequencing. Do you feel confident in your ability to design molecular biology experiments and interpret data from them? We’ve designed the problems in this course to build your experimental design and data analysis skills. Let’s explore the limits of our current knowledge about the replication machinery and pathways that protect the fidelity of DNA synthesis. If you are up for the challenge, join us in 7.28x Part 1: DNA Replication and Repair. Follow the latest news from MITx Biology @MITxBio on Twitter.

Prerequisites & Facts

Molecular Biology – Part 1: DNA Replication and Repair

Course Topic

Biology and Life Sciences

University, College, Institution

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Course Skill Level

Advanced

Course Language

English

Place of class

Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)

Degree

Certificate

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Molecular Biology – Part 1: DNA Replication and Repair

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School: MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Topic: Biology and Life Sciences
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