Summer 2017 - MBB 463 D100
Forensic Genomics (3)
Class Number: 1930
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Tu 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 8100, Burnaby
Th 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCC 9000, Burnaby
1 778 782-5637
Prerequisites:MBB 331, with a minimum grade of C.
A focus on the molecular and genomic biology associated with forensic science, including genome structure, genotyping, genetic analysis of DNA fingerprints, DNA data bases and CODIS, Y STRs. mtDNA and ethical considerations of DNA typing.
This course will focus on the molecular biology associated with forensic science.
8 lecture and or seminar hours/week
1. History of forensic science
2. Genetics and the structure of the human genome
3. DNA genotyping methods
4. Genetic analysis of DNA fingerprints
5. National DNA Data Bases and CODIS
6. Y STRs
8. Ethical considerations of DNA typing
- Midterm Exam 25%
- 3 Presentations, 15% each 45%
- Paper 30%
MBB 331 or equivalent.
There is no textbook for this course.
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