Spring 2019 - MBB 438 D100
Human Molecular Genetics (3)
Class Number: 3670
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Tu, Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 3154, Burnaby
Exam Times + Location:
Apr 16, 2019
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
SWH 10041, Burnaby
1 778 782-4665
Prerequisites:MBB 331, with a minimum grade of C.
Recent advances in human molecular genetics including genome analysis, gene therapy, genetic testing, and studies of genetic disorders.
Course DescriptionThis course will focus on recent advances in human molecular genetics. This lecture and seminar course will cover the topics listed below and will integrate primary research papers into the topics.
Lecture Topics:1. Human genetic disease inheritance
2. Molecular analysis of single gene disorders
3. Genetic analysis of complex disease
4. Gene therapy
5. Gene testing
6. Cloning and stem cells
7. Animal models of human diseases
8. Ethical considerations of human genetics
9. Genetically modified organisms and food
- Three non-cumulative exams (25% each) 75%
- Short science communication paper 10%
- Homework assignments and class participation 15%
Human Molecular Genetics by Strachan and Read and Genetics and Genomics in Medicine by Strachan et al. are excellent recommended references for the material. We will also be reading papers from the primary literature.
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