Archived Versions

7.03 Genetics

As taught in: Fall 2004

Figure showing DNA and histone proteins packaged into chromosomes.

DNA and histone proteins are packaged into structures called chromosomes. (Image courtesy of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.)

Level:

Undergraduate

Instructors:

Prof. Chris Kaiser

Prof. Gerald Fink

Prof. Leona Samson

Dr. Michelle Mischke

Course Features

Course Description

This course discusses the principles of genetics with application to the study of biological function at the level of molecules, cells, and multicellular organisms, including humans. The topics include: structure and function of genes, chromosomes and genomes, biological variation resulting from recombination, mutation, and selection, population genetics, use of genetic methods to analyze protein function, gene regulation and inherited disease.