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Genomics: Modern Genetics, Bioinformatics, and the Human Genome Project

MB&B 210
Spring 2012
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: BIOL 210
Certificates: Informatics and Modeling, Informatics and Modeling

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. We will also discuss bioethical issues that now face us in this new postgenome era.

Essential Capabilities: Interpretation, Quantitative Reasoning
Students will interpret various forms of experimental data in order to infer biological meaning.

Students will analyze experimental data that is quantitative in nature, as well as apply statistical approaches, in order to understand important scientific advances in biology.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM BIOL
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: [MB&B195 or BIOL195] OR [MB&B181 or BIOL181]
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (BIOL)(MB&B)(SISP)
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

Last Updated on APR-23-2014
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