Molecular Biology – Part 2: Transcription and Transposition | MITx on edX | Course About Video


[TAPPING] SPEAKER: Do you feel like studying
biology is just memorizing hundreds of protein names and functions? Wake up and take a different
approach with MIT Biology’s 7.28.2x. You’ll experience an
approach to learning infused in experimental
research, with animations that make complex details come to life. STEPHEN P. BELL: Hi. I’m Steve Bill. And together with Tania Baker,
we’ve been guiding students through the events of transcription and
transposition for more than 15 years. We want our students to understand
the steps of these processes, as well as the experiments that were
used to determine these mechanisms. In this, our second
molecular biology course, this time focusing on
transcription and transposition, you’ll experience an
approach to learning infused in experimental
research, with animations that make complex details come to life. By the end, you’ll be closer
to grasping the real problems facing this field today and at
the root of aging and cancer. Through this journey,
we will explore what we know about the molecular machines
of transcription and transposition and how we know this information
from classic and modern experiments. You will learn how scientists discovered
the information presented in textbooks. You’ll interpret data
inspired by current research. And you’ll improve your
ability to design experiments and decipher the results
presented in scientific papers. Although we understand many
aspects of these processes, there is still much left to learn. And our hope is that, as
new observations are made, our students will be able to
understand how they were achieved. Whatever your background,
you’ll come away with both a new appreciation
of what is known about the mechanisms of
transcription and transposition and a realization of
how many questions still remain for someone like you to solve. Do you want to explore
how researchers deduced the details of molecular events? If you’re up to the
challenge, join us in 728.2x, transcription and transposition.

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