Pre-7.01: Getting up to Speed in Biology

Colorful shapes representing cell structures.

The phospholopid bilayer with cholesterol and integral membrane proteins embedded. (Image courtesy Hazel Sive.)


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This self-paced course was originally designed to help prepare incoming MIT students for their first Introductory Biology Course (known at MIT as 7.01). It will also be useful for anyone preparing to take an equivalent college-level introductory biology class elsewhere. It includes lecture videos, interactive exercises, problem sets, and one exam.  Lecture Topics: Molecules of Life, The Cell and How it Works, Information Transfer in Biology, Inheritance and Genetics, and Building with DNA.

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Diviya Ray, and Hazel Sive. RES.7-001 Pre-7.01: Getting up to Speed in Biology. Summer 2019. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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