Each decade, technological advances shape the kinds of research questions that can be asked and solved. This past decade, sequencing technologies have delivered rich data sets analyzing genomes and transcriptomes. In this functional genomics course, we'll discuss several cases where the starting point for research was a genetic change (or several genetic changes) found in a tissue, disease, or population. We'll look at the cell and molecular research that was then done and what was learned. For case studies that relate to disease we will also consider how research discoveries shaped treatment options.
This course will greatly expand students' foundational knowledge of cell and developmental biology. Students will also develop their data interpretation and communication skills. Since we all harbor genetic changes that modify our susceptibility to a disease or condition, we will also think critically about moral and ethical issues that arise from the case studies we discuss in class.
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|Course Format: Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: BIOL208 OR BIOL210 OR BIOL212 OR BIOL218
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (BIOL)(CIS)(MB&B)(SISP)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Recent review and scientific research articles
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Class participation, two short papers and presentation in class on one paper.
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|Instructor(s): Johnson,Ruth Ineke Times: ..T.R.. 10:20AM-11:40AM; Location: SCIE221; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 12||SR major: 7||JR major: 5|| || |
|Seats Available: 0||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: 0||FR: 0|
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