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7.28/7.58 Molecular Biology



The materials and information for this class can be found on Stellar.


Course Description


Detailed analysis of the biochemical mechanisms that control the maintenance, expression, and evolution of prokaryotic and eukaryotic genomes.

Topics covered in lectures and readings of relevant literature include:

  • gene regulation,
  • DNA replication,
  • genetic recombination,
  • mRNA translation

Logic of experimental design and data analysis is emphasized.

Presentations include both lectures and group discussions of representative papers from the literature.

7.58: graduate students are expected to explore the subject in greater depth.