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DNA Wars: How the Cell Strikes Back to Avoid Disease after Attacks on DNA

A never-ending molecular war takes place in the nucleus of your cells, with DNA damage occurring at a rate of over 20,000 lesions per cell per day. Where does this damage come from, and what are its consequences? What are the differences in the molecular blueprint between individuals who can sustain attacks on DNA and remain healthy compared to those who become sick?This course is one of many Advanced Undergraduate Seminars offered by the Biology Department at MIT. These seminars are tailored...

Start Date: Sep 01, 2013 Topics: Literature, Biology
Cost: Free

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A never-ending molecular war takes place in the nucleus of your cells, with DNA damage occurring at a rate of over 20,000 lesions per cell per day. Where does this damage come from, and what are its consequences? What are the differences in the molecular blueprint between individuals who can sustain attacks on DNA and remain healthy compared to those who become sick?This course is one of many Advanced Undergraduate Seminars offered by the Biology Department at MIT. These seminars are tailored for students with an interest in using primary research literature to discuss and learn about current biological research in a highly interactive setting. Many instructors of the Advanced Undergraduate Seminars are postdoctoral scientists with a strong interest in teaching.

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  • Dates: Sep 01, 2013 to Dec 20, 2013
  • Days of the Week: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Level of Difficulty: Advanced
  • Size: Massive Open Online Course
  • Instructors: Zachary Nagel, Jennifer Jordan
  • Cost: Free
  • Institution: MIT OCW
  • Topics: Literature, Biology

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