Spring 2018 - MBB 738 G100
Human Molecular Genetics (3)
Class Number: 10590
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Jan 3 – Apr 10, 2018: Tue, 12:30–2:20 p.m.
Jan 3 – Apr 10, 2018: Thu, 12:30–2:20 p.m.
Exam Times + Location:
Apr 19, 2018
Thu, 3:30–6:30 p.m.
1 778 782-4665
Prerequisites:MBB 331 (or BISC 331) or equivalent.
The course will consider recent advances in human molecular genetics. Topics will include genome analysis, genetic testing, and studies of genetic disorders.
This lecture and seminar course will cover the topics listed below and will integrate primary research papers into the topics.
3 lecture hours/week; 1 tutorial/week; 0 lab hours
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
- Two midterm exams (25%) 50%
- In-class presentation 25%
- Grant proposal 25%
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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