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An Introductory Science Curriculum for 21st Century Biologists

An Introductory Science Curriculum for 21st Century Biologists

This video was recorded at MIT Industrial Liaison Program. How will biology move beyond the Human Genome Project and the task of reducing living things to their genetic sequences? According to David Botstein, the answer lies in "educating the biologist of the 21st century"—someone who will be conversant not just with molecular biology, but with computer science, physics and chemistry. At Princeton's new Lewis-Sigler Institute, Botstein is spearheading an innovative effort at interdisciplinary undergraduate education. Students will take advantage of state of the art laboratories and computers capable of crunching vast amounts of data generated by actual research. Professors will "provide essential fundamental concepts as required, using the just-in-time-principle"-- no more of the "learn... Show More


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