Introduction to Biology - The Secret of Life

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Read fully to understand the verified-certificate option. Join Professor Eric Lander and the MITx Biology team in an exciting learning experience available for free to all enrolled learners. The 7.00x Introductory Biology course materials are available for exploration and completion by registering as an auditor or verified-track learner, including video, interactive problem sets, and exams. We strongly encourage you to work through the activities, towards a goal of learning biology. We have optimized the course settings for learning: instant feedback after trying problems and all content available at all times for self-paced progress. You receive feedback on correctness of answers, but the problem submissions do not count toward the grade for a certificate. Instead, we offer a thorough and robust means of certifying edX learners in their mastery of the MITx introductory biology content, through a the MITx 7.00x Introduction to Biology Competency Exam. This challenging option is available only to those who register for the verified-certificate track, and successful completion of this exam is the only assessment that counts toward a certificate. We highly recommend preparing for the Competency Exam certification by using the current course materials and MIT OpenCourseWare problems. The next Competency Exam will be open June 16, 2020 to June 23, 2020.

7.00x is an introductory level biology course hosted by professor Eric Lander, who was one of the leaders of the Human Genome Project. The course content reflects the topics taught in the MIT introductory biology courses and many biology courses across the world. As a learner, you will first focus on the structure and function of macromolecules such as DNA, RNA and proteins. You will discover how changes in the structure of some of these macromolecules alter their functions and what the implications of such changes have on human health. As you continue in the course, you will apply an understanding of heredity and information flow within cells to human health and disease and will learn about molecular biological techniques and their potential to impact our changing world. After you complete this course, you will have a foundation in biology that will allow you to understand the remarkable medical revolution going on today.

MITx 7.00x: Introduction to Biology – The Secret of Life will let you explore the mysteries of biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, recombinant DNA technology and genomics, and rational medicine. Good luck in your journey!

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Introduction to Biology - The Secret of Life
Explore the secret of life through the basics of biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, recombinant DNA, genomics and rational medicine.
Introduction to Biology - The Secret of Life
Explore the secret of life through the basics of biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, recombinant DNA, genomics and rational medicine.
Что Вы изучите?
  • How to describe the building blocks of life and how their interactions dictate structure and function in biology
  • How to predict genotypes and phenotypes given genetics data
  • How to explain the central dogma of molecular biology and convert DNA sequence to RNA sequence to protein sequence
  • How to use molecular tools to study biology
  • How to describe the principles of early sequencing as well as modern sequencing and the effects of these technologies on the filed of genomics
  • How to apply the principles of modern biology to issues in today's society
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Eric S. Lander
Eric S. Lander
Founding Director of the Broad Institute; Professor of Biology MIT
Eric Lander is a Professor of Biology at MIT and Professor of Systems Biology at Harvard Medical School. He is the President and Founding Director of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. Lander was one of the principal leaders of the Human Genome Project. He and his colleagues are using these findings to explore the molecular mechanisms underlying the basis of human diseases. Lander also serves as co-chair of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), which directly advises the White House on matters of science and technology.
Michelle Mischke
Michelle Mischke
Instructor, Department of Biology MIT
Dr. Michelle Mischke was an Instructor in the Department of Biology at MIT through 2014. She served as course coordinator for MITx 7.00x. She is now the Director of Education Programs at Massachusetts Biotechnology Education Foundation.
Graham Walker
Graham Walker
HHMI Professor; ACS Professor of Biology MIT
Graham Walker is a Professor of Biology at MIT and an HHMI Professor at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The Walker lab focuses on the regulation and mechanism of action of proteins involved in DNA repair and mutagenesis and in other cellular responses to DNA damage.
Brian White
Brian White
Associate Professor of Biology – Science Education University of Massachusetts, Boston
Brian White is an educator, developer, and educational researcher. He teaches Introductory Biology at the University of Massachusetts of Boston. He developed many of the software tools used in 7.00x and focused on the creation of problems.
Mary Ellen Wiltrout
Mary Ellen Wiltrout
MITx Digital Learning Scientist, Department of Biology Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dr. Mary Ellen Wiltrout is an MITx Digital Learning Scientist in the Department of Biology at MIT. She previously completed her Ph.D. in Graham Walker’s lab from the Department of Biology at MIT, taught molecular biology at Harvard University, and returned to MIT as a core development member of MITx 7.00x. She now oversees and manages all of the MITx projects for the Department of Biology at MIT.
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