This course explores the central principles of molecular and cellular biology with a focus on structure function relationships energy metabolism and genetics/genomics. The emphasis is on cells as systems for the capture and transformation of energy the processing of molecular information the relationship between form and function and genomic diversity. Laboratory and discussion sections allow students to reinforce concepts covered in lecture. BIOS S-1a is part of an introductory biology series (BIOS S-1a and http//www.summer.harvard.edu/academics/courses/BIOS/1bBIOS S-1b) that fulfills the medical school admission requirement of two semesters of biology. (Note BIOS S-1a is not a prerequisite for BIOS S-1b. Students are welcome to take BIOS S-1b before BIOS S-1a.)
Harvard Division of Continuing Education
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