Summer 2023 - MBB 463 D100
Forensic Genomics (3)
Class Number: 2157
Delivery Method: In Person
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.
REQUIRED READING NOTES:
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ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS
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Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the university community. Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the university. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the university. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html
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