Molecular Biology - Part 2: Transcription and Transposition

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Molecular Biology – Part 2: Transcription and Transposition

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Molecular Biology – Part 2: Transcription and Transposition
The course Molecular Biology – Part 2: Transcription and Transposition 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.
Strengthen your scientific thinking and experimental design skills in this adventure through transcription and transposition.
Course description
In Part 2 of this Molecular Biology course, you’ll explore transcription of DNA to RNA, a key part of the central dogma of biology and the first step of gene expression. Did you know that transposable elements, the genetic information that can move from location to location, make up roughly 50 % of the human genome? Did you know that scientists have linked their movement into specific genes to the causes of certain diseases? You’ll also learn how these “jumping genes” work and how scientists study them in Molecular Biology: Transcription and Transposition. 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 and elements involved in transcription and transposition to cutting-edge assays that apply the power of genome sequencing. 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 transcription machinery and mechanisms of transposition. If you are up for the challenge, join us in 7.28.2x Molecular Biology: Transcription and Transposition.  

Prerequisites & Facts

Molecular Biology – Part 2: Transcription and Transposition

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)

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Certificate

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Molecular Biology – Part 2: Transcription and Transposition

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Topic: Biology and Life Sciences
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