Spring 2020 - MBB 462 D100
Human Genomics (3)
Class Number: 2787
Delivery Method: In Person
The organization of the human genome and the role of genomic variation in health and disease. Genomics and personalized medicine; intellectual property and privacy issues. Students with credit for MBB 440 with this same course title may not complete this course for further credit.
Description/topics: This course will explore the organization of the human genome and the role of genome variation in health and disease. A broad range of topics will be covered including, for example, human genetic history, immunogenomics, pharmacogenomics, neurogenomics, genomics technologies and genetic engineering. We will also cover the business of genomics, including direct-to-consumer genetic testing, intellectual property issues and the biotechnology industry.
In this course considerable emphasis will be placed on participation and critical thinking. Instruction will include lecture material and assigned reading from selected textbook chapters, review articles, the press, and various online sources. Students will undertake critical evaluation of selected seminal papers, and papers describing recent advances in topics relevant to human genomics.
- Exams covering lecture material and assigned readings 60%
- Assignments, including presenting a critical anaysis of a research paper 30%
- Participation 10%
Genomes 4, 4th Edition. 2017. By Terry A. Brown
Exploring Personal Genomics. 2013. Dudley & Karczewski
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