Genomics: Modern Genetics, Bioinformatics, and the Human Genome Project|
|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.
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.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: [MB&B195 or BIOL195] OR [MB&B181 or BIOL181]
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (BIOL)(CIS)(MB&B)(SISP)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Hartwell, Hood, Goldberg, Reynolds, Silver, GENETICS: FROM GENES TO GENOMES, 4th Edition
|Examination and Assignments: |
Homework assignments, midterm and final exam
|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).
Requirements: BIOL/MB&B 181 or 195.
Preferred but not required: BIOL/MB&B 182.
|Instructor(s): Lane,Robert P. Times: .M.W... 01:10PM-02:30PM; Location: SHAN107; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 24||SR major: 2||JR major: 6|| || |
|Seats Available: -5||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 2||JR non-major: 2||SO: 12||FR: 0|