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Information of Life: Genetics to Evolution

Course Number: 
BIO-112
Minimum Credits: 
3
Information in biological systems is found in a variety of forms, ranging from the genetic code that determines protein structure at the cellular level to the species diversity of an ecosystem. Students will become familiar with the basic structure of nucleic acids and the processes involved in utilizing and regulating the flow of genetic information. Students will understand how evolutionary processes such as natural selection, genetic drift, and speciation contribute to information flow across biological scales.