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BIOLĀ 3201. Human Genetics. 3 Credit Hours.

This course is typically offered in Fall.

The class provides an extensive overview of various Human genetics topics, including classical Mendelian genetics, molecular genetics and population genetics. We will delve into questions such as: what does human genome look like? What are the individual differences and how do they translate into phenotypic traits that affect our lives? How do we inherit and transmit this information? How do researchers study our genetic material and how do they find genes responsible for various diseases? What are the dynamic forces that shape genetic composition of human populations and why is it important to understand it? What have we learned about the past of human populations? Finally, is the ability to decipher the genome is the ultimate tool to tell the future and are there any ramifications we should be cautious of? The class will integrate lectures and in-class discussion of scientific literature. This course will build upon the basic genetic knowledge acquired in Biology 2296 (Genetics).

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

BIOL 2296|Minimum Grade of C|May not be taken concurrently.