Spring 2022 - MBB 738 G100
Human Molecular Genetics (3)
Class Number: 2661
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 3005, Burnaby
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 3149, Burnaby
Exam Times + Location:
Apr 22, 2022
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
AQ 3149, Burnaby
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 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. 4 lecture hours/week.
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%
- In-class presentation 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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