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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2017-18


BIOL 78 Molecular Mysteries of Human Biology

Knowledge of molecular mechanisms allows new approaches to understanding human biology and disease. This course will explore the normal and abnormal biology of several human conditions relying on biochemistry, molecular genetics, and physiology as tools of inquiry. Examples will be drawn from the histories of Mona Lisa, Michel-Eugène Chevreul, Otto Warburg, Hendrickje Stöffels, Bobby Sands, Paul Cézanne, Pearl Buck, Auguste D and Luigi Cornaro among others.

Instructor

Witters

Prerequisite

BIOL 13 and BIOL 40 (or CHEM 41) or permission of instructor. A prior course on some aspect of mammalian physiology is recommended (e.g. BIOL 2, BIOL 35 or BIOL 37). Priority will be given to senior Biology majors.

Distributive and/or World Culture

SCI

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Offered

18W, 19W: 9L