MITxBio courses


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7.00x Introduction to Biology – the Secret of Life

Professor Eric Lander

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The next Competency Exam runs October 29, 2019 to November 5, 2019.

Explore the secret of life through the basics of biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, recombinant DNA, genomics and rational medicine.

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We have an exciting opportunity associated with 7.00x: Introduction to Biology - The Secret of Life. We offer a thorough and robust means of certifying edX learners in their mastery of the MITx introductory biology content, through the MITx 7.00x Introduction to Biology Competency Exam.

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7.05x Biochemistry: Biomolecules, Methods, and Mechanisms

Professor Michael Yaffe

Completing 7.00x first is highly recommended.

The next instructor-paced run starts November 5, 2019. Watch for announcements for registration opening.

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Enhance your scientific thinking and data analysis skills with this in-depth adventure through biochemistry.


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7.28.1x Molecular Biology: DNA Replication & Repair

Professors Stephen Bell & Tania Baker

Completing 7.00x or similar intro bio course first is highly recommended

The next course run will start January 2020. Watch for announcements for registration opening.

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An in-depth adventure through DNA replication and repair to strengthen your scientific thinking and experimental design skills.


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7.28.2x Molecular Biology: Transcription & Transposition

Professors Stephen Bell & Tania Baker

Completing 7.28.1x first is highly recommended.

The next course run will start January 2020. Watch for announcements for registration opening.

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Strengthen your scientific thinking and experimental design skills in this adventure through transcription and transposition.


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7.28.3x Molecular Biology: RNA Processing & Translation

Professors Stephen Bell and Tania Baker

Completing 7.28.1x and 7.28.2x first is highly recommended.

Open for self-paced learning.

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Strengthen your scientific thinking and experimental design skills in this adventure through RNA processing and translation.


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7.QBWx Quantitative Biology Workshop

MIT Department of Biology

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The course is open updated with Python 3.7 and a new single-cell gene expression learning sequence.

If you miss this run, the next run starts on October 15, 2019.

A workshop-style introduction to tools used in biological research. Discover how to analyze data using computational methods.