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Molecular Biology - Part 2: Transcription and Transposition

Molecular Biology - Part 2: Transcription and Transposition is a free online course offered by Massachusetts Institute of Technology conducted by the Edx. Strengthen your scientific thinking and experimental design skills in this adventure through transcription and transposition.
About this course
  • In Part 2 of this Molecular Biology course, you’ll explore transcription of DNA to RNA, a key part of the central dogma of biology and the first step of gene expression.
  • Did you know that transposable elements, the genetic information that can move from location to location, make up roughly 50% of the human genome?
  • Did you know that scientists have linked their movement into specific genes to the causes of certain diseases?
  • You’ll also learn how these “jumping genes” work and how scientists study them in Molecular Biology: Transcription and Transposition.
What you'll learn
  • How to compare and contrast transcription in prokaryotes and eukaryotes
  • How to describe several mechanisms of transposition
  • How to analyze protein structures to infer functional information
  • How to design the best experiment to test a hypothesis
  • How to interpret data from transcription and transposition experiments
Duration: 07 weeks

Timings: 4 – 8 hours per week

Starts on August 14, 2021

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