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Introduction to Biology

About This Course

Source: MIT 7.012

This university level introductory biology course generally 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.

This course focuses on the exploration of current research in cell biology, immunology, neurobiology, genomics, and molecular medicine.


  • Professor Robert A. Weinberg, MIT
  • Professor Eric Landerg, MIT
  • Dr. Claudette Gardel, MIT
  • Professor Andrew Chess, MIT


A high school biology course or equivalent

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  2. Classes Start

    Sep 14, 2015