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7.72 Graduate Development and Evolution



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


Course Description:


Graduate level lecture and literature discussion subject covering animal development and evolution.

Focus on molecular mechanisms, experimental approaches, and relevant disorders. Comparison of vertebrate (mouse, chick, frog, fish) and invertebrate (fly, worm) models.

Topics include the early body plan, cell type determination and diversity, organogenesis, morphogenesis, stem cells, cloning, and issues in human development.