Summer 2022 - MBB 463 D100
Forensic Genomics (3)
Class Number: 1348
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
We, Fr 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
BLU 10021, Burnaby
1 778 782-7140
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.
- Background and history of forensic science
- DNA typing
- Genome structure and genetics
- DNA fingerprinting
- STR analysis
- Y STR/paternity testing
- Mitochondrial DNA
- DNA databases
- Public DNA services
- Genetic genealogy
- Advances in forensic genomics
- Applications of forensic genomics
- Ethical considerations of DNA collection
- Exam 1 20%
- Exam 2 20%
- Exam 3 20%
- Group assignment: Individual Report 20%
- Group assignment: Presentation 15%
- Participation 5%
There is no textbook for this course.
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