Principles of Human Disease

Illustration of a gene undergoing gene therapy.

Gene therapy using an adenovirus vector. Image courtesy of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

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MIT Course Number

7.27

As Taught In

Spring 2006

Level

Undergraduate

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Course Description

This course covers current understanding of, and modern approaches to human disease, emphasizing the molecular and cellular basis of both genetic disease and cancer. Topics include: The Genetics of Simple and Complex Traits; Karyotypic Analysis and Positional Cloning; Genetic Diagnosis; The Roles of Oncogenes and Tumor Suppressors in Tumor Initiation, Progression, and Treatment; The Interaction between Genetics and Environment; Animal Models of Human Disease; Cancer; and Conventional and Gene Therapy Treatment Strategies.

David Housman, and Jacqueline Lees. 7.27 Principles of Human Disease, Spring 2006. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), http://ocw.mit.edu (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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