Fall 2011


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First Meeting

Submitted by David I. Ratner on Wednesday, 8/31/2011, at 2:17 PM

The first meeting of Molecular Genetics will be "Discussion," ie. on Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 1pm in Merrill 4.  Subsequent lectures will be at the usual lecture time  of 11AM in M3.


Class Texts

The required text is Molecular Biology of the Gene, 6th edition (2008), by Watson, Baker, Bell, Gann, Levine and Losick; and published by Pearson/Benjamin Cummings/CSHL Press.  This text will be used all semester and you should own it.  I recommend the web materials that accompany the text.  This same edition was used last year.  If you find a used copy (6th edition), you can still obtain access to the rather good supplementary material on the web--problems, animated mechanisms, and structural data-- by paying a small fee to the publisher.   

The other book we'll use, for especially the final quarter of the semester, is Recombinant DNA, Genes and Genomes--a Short Course, 3rd edition (2007). It's by Watson, Caudy, Myers and Witkowski; this paperback is published by WH Freeman and CSHL Press.  This text also was used last year, and a used copy will do; or you might share a purchase.  Note that several copies of the book will be on reserve in Keefe if you don't want to buy it.   I'll assign about 1/4 of the chapters.  It's a good read.