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Self-Perpetuating Structural States in Biology, Genetics and Disease
MB&B 506
Fall 2007
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: MB&B 306

Using a variety of examples from cell biology, genetics, and biochemistry, this course will examine the template-dependent processes governing the perpetuation of genotypes, phenotypes, and cellular organelles. Topics covered in detail will include the molecular biology of prions (infectious proteins), the mechanisms underlying epigenetic inheritance of gene expression states, and the reproduction of cellular structures required for chromosome segregation. We will also examine the goals and progress of the emerging field of synthetic biology, contemplating the prospects of building complex biological systems from the ground up.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM MB&B
Course Format: LectureGrading Mode: Graded
Level: GRAD Prerequisites: MB&B208
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (BIOL)(MB&B)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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