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The MIT Biology Department core courses, 7.012, 7.013, and 7.014, all cover the same core material, which includes 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. In addition, each version of the subject has its own distinctive material.
7.012 focuses on the exploration of current research in cell biology, immunology, neurobiology, genomics, and molecular medicine.

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The MIT Biology Department core courses, 7.012, 7.013, and 7.014, all cover the same core material, which includes 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. In addition, each version of the subject has its own distinctive material.
7.012 focuses on the exploration of current research in cell biology, immunology, neurobiology, genomics, and molecular medicine.

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4.8 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

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Molecular biology, Genes and DNA

I have not watched the full course. I've looked into it particularly for an understanding of Genetics and DNA (structure, replication, transcription, translation, recombinant DNA) so I have focused on lectures 9-18 given by Eric Lander.

Eric Lander is a great speaker and has organised the material in such a way that everything flows, makes sense and is entertaining. Something that is difficult to find within Biochemistry.

Personally I can make out what is written on the boards but I have a been exposed to other lectures on this subject so I don't know if my mind is able to work out what is on there or if I can actually see what is going on.

If you are studying this from scratch it may be worth supplementing this with a text book or other biochemistry courses.

Despite only needing a few parts of this course, I enjoyed the material so much that I have downloaded all the rest just for the fun of it. Which covers more than 24 hours worth of lecture but even if this was only lectures 9 - 18, it is worth 5 stars.

Gold-soundz ,

Video quality

Seems like a good course but the video is of such poor quality you can't see what the lecturer is writing on the board or showing on the projector!

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