From DNA to Human Complexity (SEN)

Subject associations
MOL 101 / STC 101
Term
Spring 2021
Instructors
Bonnie L. Bassler
Ricardo Mallarino
Jodi Schottenfeld-Roames
Eric F. Wieschaus
Registrar description

This lecture course will acquaint non-biology majors with the theory and practice of modern molecular biology focusing on topics of current interest to society. The course will cover basic molecular biology topics such as information storage and readout by DNA, RNA and proteins. The course will address how recent scientific advances influence issues relevant to humanity including stem cells and CRISPR; the human microbiome and bacterial pathogens; and how the human genome can be used to understand the evolution of modern humans.