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Fundamentals of Biology

This consists of a series of video lectures given by Prof. Eric Lander, Prof. Robert Weinberg, Prof. Tyler Jacks, et al.. This course focuses on the basic principles of biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, and recombinant DNA. These principles are necessary to understanding the basic mechanisms of life and anchor the biological knowledge that is required to understand many of the challenges in everyday life, from human health and disease to loss of biodiversity and environmental quality. (from ocw.mit.edu )


Prof. Eric Lander, Prof. Graham Walker, Prof. Sallie Chisholm, et al.

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Lecture 01 - The Nature of Evolution: Selection, Inheritance, and History