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Developmental Biology

Developmental biology asks questions about how organisms come into being, how life forms, and how complex structures develop and are differentiated. These fundamental questions have been the subject of research for centuries; accordingly, this course you will teach you not only about the beginnings of organisms, but about the beginnings of developmental biology as a science. Currently, developmental biologists use a range of tools and research foci—from molecular techniques to surgical manipu...

Topics: Biology
Cost: Free

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Developmental biology asks questions about how organisms come into being, how life forms, and how complex structures develop and are differentiated. These fundamental questions have been the subject of research for centuries; accordingly, this course you will teach you not only about the beginnings of organisms, but about the beginnings of developmental biology as a science. Currently, developmental biologists use a range of tools and research foci—from molecular techniques to surgical manipulations to chemical and environmental studies—to answer these questions. Their approaches are multi-faceted because developmental biology itself addresses topics of importance to a wide range of fields, from molecular biology to neuroscience to evolutionary biology.In this course, you will learn about the field of developmental biology from its origins to the present day. We will take a look at historical experiments as well as modern techniques and the mechanisms of development. You will follow a variety of metazoan organisms from their start at fertilization through the stages of their development and on to entire organismal and post-embryonic development, learning along the way about the molecular and genetic regulations involved in these processes.

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  • Days of the Week: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Level of Difficulty: All Levels
  • Size: One-on-One
  • Cost: Free
  • Institution: Saylor
  • Topics: Biology

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About Saylor: The mission of the Saylor Foundation is to make education freely available to all. Guided by the belief that technology has the potential to circumvent barriers that prevent many individuals from participating in traditional schooling models, the Foundation is committed to developing and advancing inventive and effective ways of harnessing technology in order to drive the cost of education down to zero

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