Genetics: From Mendel to the Human Genome Project|
Spring 2015 not offered
This course, intended for nonscience majors, will provide an introduction to the science of genetics. A review of classic experiments will serve as a foundation for a more focused study of selected current topics, such as gene therapy, genetically modified plants and animals, the genetics of viruses and cancer, and the implications of knowing the sequence of the human genome. For each topic we will strive to understand the basic science of the field, consider the potential applications of recent findings, and discuss ethical issues raised by genetic technology.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
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Text readings will be supplemented with articles from the scientific literature.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Three exams and short writing assignments.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course may not be used to satisfy any requirement of the Biology, MB&B, or NS&B majors.
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