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BIOL 411
Developmental Biology: From Patterning to Pathogenesis Fall 2020
Division III

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A small number of developmental regulators coordinate the interplay between cell proliferation and specification of cell fates during animal development. The genetic basis of many of the cancer and degenerative diseases are, in fact, due to these same developmental regulators whose expression is misregulated in the adult. Through the reading of primary literature, this course in developmental biology will examine the mechanisms of gene expression of key regulators, the biological processes they mediate in the embryo, and how they become misregulated in proliferative and degenerative diseases.
The Class: Format: tutorial
Limit: 14
Expected: 14
Class#: 2153
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: bi-weekly tutorial papers, oral commentaries, and tutorial discussion
Prerequisites: BIOL 202
Enrollment Preferences: Senior Biology majors who have not taken a 400-level course followed by seniors then juniors in the major
Distributions: Division III
Attributes: BIMO Interdepartmental Electives

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