Genomics: Modern Genetics, Bioinformatics, and the Human Genome Project|
Fall 2018 not offered
|Certificates: Informatics and Modeling, Informatics and Modeling|
|Course Cluster: Health Studies|
Genetics has provided a foundation for modern biology. We will explore the classical genetics and go on to consider how genomics has transformed this field. This course is intended to introduce students to the fields of genetics and genomics, which encompass modern molecular genetics, bioinformatics, and the structure, function, and evolution of genomes. We will discuss important new areas of research that have emerged from the genome projects, such as epigenetics, polymorphisms, transgenics, systems biology, stem cell research, and disease mapping. Students will also discuss bioethical issues we face in this new postgenome era.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: [MB&B181 or BIOL181]
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (BIOL)(CIS)(MB&B)(SISP)
GENETICS: FROM GENES TO GENOMES, 3rd ed.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Problem sets, laboratory report, midterm and final exams.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students should have a broad familiarity with basic molecular biology (as presented in BIOL/MB&B 181). Some familiarity with evolutionary theory is desirable (although not required). BIOL/MB&B 181 or 195 is required. Preferred but not required: BIOL/MB&B 182.