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Biophysics 101: Genomics, Computing, and Economics

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FALL 2009 Course overview

Focuses on modern technologies with exponential growth and their impact on global quality of life through weekly updated Wiki class project (in-depth case studies on synthetic biology and personal genomics). Integrating knowledge, tools for research, and commercial decision-making concerning new aspects of bioengineering, personalized medicine, genetically modified organisms, and stem cells. Interplays of biophysical, ecological, economic, and social/ethical modeling will be explored through multi-disciplinary teams of students, and individual brief reports.

This course can be cross-registered through MIT under HST.510

Potential course projects

Synthetic Biology for Personalized Medicine (H. sapiens 2.0)


  • Meeting time: Tue & Thu 4:00-5:30pm
  • Location: HMS, TMEC L-007 (Tosteson Medical Education Building, Lower Level, Room 007)
  • First class meets on Sept 3, 2009
  • No exams
  • No prerequisites
  • Grading: Based on problem assignments and project milestones.

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Please visit the Documentation page for organized information on the group project.

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