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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.

Introduction to Biology MIT

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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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    Lecture 1: Introduction

    Lecture 1: Introduction

    Introduction to Biology; History of Earth; Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells; Importance of Biology; Organelles of Various Cell Types; Organelles of the Eukaryotic Cell

    • 12 hrs 17 min
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    Lecture 2: Biochemistry 1

    Lecture 2: Biochemistry 1

    Atoms, Bonds, and Molecules in Biology; Hydrophobic, Hydrophilic, and Amphipathic Molecules; Interactions Between Biological Molecules; Phospholipid Bilayer; Carbohydrates Overview; Polymerization of Macromolecules

    • 1 min
    Lecture 03: Biochemistry 2 (audio only)

    Lecture 03: Biochemistry 2 (audio only)

    This 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. In addition, each version of the subject has its own distinctive material. The focus of the course is on the exploration of current research in cell biology, immunology, neurobiology, genomics, and molecular medicine.

    • 51 min
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    Lecture 4: Biochemistry 3

    Lecture 4: Biochemistry 3

    Review of Protein Structure; Transmembrane Proteins; Post-translational Modification; Nucleic Acid Structure, Bases, Nomenclature, Polymerization; Nomenclature; Double Helix, Base Complementarity; DNA Replication, Transcription; RNA Double Helix

    • 2 hrs 5 min
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    Lecture 5: Biochemistry 4

    Lecture 5: Biochemistry 4

    Origin and Purpose of RNA; Biochemical Reactions, Energy, and Enzymes; Glycolysis and Krebs Cycle; Energy Production of Anaerobic and Aerobic Respiration; Mitochondria Function and Production of ATP

    • 31 min
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    Lecture 6: Genetics 1

    Lecture 6: Genetics 1

    Intro to Lander's life; Biochemistry, Genetics, and Molecular Biology; Mendel; Mendel's Experiments and Law of Segregation; Test Crosses as Proofs for Mendel's Model; Definitions in Genetics; Chromosomal Theory of Inheritance I; Mendel's 2nd Law

    • 2 hrs 55 min

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