Intro biology #MOOC on @EdXOnline Earned myself a MIT CERT in Genomics; total 76%. Thank you so much @eric_lander PhD 4 making this possible
— CATHERINE COSTE (@cathcoste) December 18, 2013
"But It is a revolution" on #genomics http://t.co/talBy9GZvM @WSJ interview w/@easydjr @23andMe + @AssurexHealth @ClaremontCreek #indivmed
— Eric Topol (@EricTopol) December 16, 2013
Our healthcare system is PATENT centered. How about we try to make it a little bit more PATIENT centered?
BIG thanks to the MOOC "7.00x" team because this is exactly what you guys do: enabling people who want to learn (but are no scientists, just, say, plain people) to... learn. I will never forget this... I owe you one...
Now what? I want a job that gets me involved in the science of the human genome. This revolution is happening right under our feet.
==> Take a look at my LinkedIn page here...
In France, citizens are not allowed to get their DNA sequenced if they want to. It is forbidden by law... Wanna talk about the immorality of blocking humans from their own genome?...
Introduction to Biology - The Secret of Life
About this Course
"7.00x is an introductory level biology course hosted by professor Eric Lander, who was one of the leaders of the Human Genome Project. The course content reflects the topics taught in the MIT introductory biology courses and many biology courses across the world. As a student, you will first focus on the structure and function of macromolecules such as DNA, RNA and proteins. You will discover how changes in the structure of some of these macromolecules alters their functions and what the implications of such changes have on human health. As you continue in the course, you will apply an understanding of heredity and information flow within cells to human health and disease and will learn about molecular biological techniques and their potential to impact our changing world. After you complete this course, you will have a foundation in biology that will allow you to understand the remarkable medical revolution going on today.
Students will complete this course in 14 weeks. Each week features a series of lecture sequences that are supported by interactive video tutorials and interspersed exercises or problems. Students will work on a homework assignment or exam each week. The course will conclude with a comprehensive final exam. Additionally, for teachers of science, we have forged a collaboration with the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) to facilitate understanding of challenging content and help with practical classroom applications of the courseware. Visit NSTA/MITx for details. 7.00x – The Secret of Life will let you explore the mysteries of biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, recombinant DNA technology and genomics, and rational medicine. We are excited to take this journey with you!"
|7.00x Course Staff|