Official course description: All 7.01x classes cover the same core material, which includes the fundamental principles of biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, and cell biology. The core material focuses on function at a molecular level: the structure and regulation of genes, and the structure and synthesis of proteins; how these molecules are integrated into cells; and how cells are integrated into multicellular systems and organisms. In addition, 7.012's distinctive material includes: Exploration into areas of current research in cell biology, immunology, neurobiology, human genetics, developmental biology, and evolution.