BIOL 44400 Human Medical Genetics
Session Offered:Spring Credit 3
This course presents an overview of human genetics and genomics in the context of human diseases. Topics include structure, function, and regulation of genes and genome, cytogenetics and chromosomal aberrations, genetic mutations and variations, patterns of inheritance, risk assessment, birth defects, prenatal diagnosis and screening, treatment of genetic diseases, pharmacogenomics, and personalized medicine. Relevant examples of ethical and social issues will be discussed. The instructor will draw upon his experience teaching a similar course at the Indiana University School of Medicine, West Lafayette.
Instructor(s):YUK FAI LEUNG
BIOL 36700 is helpful background, but not a required pre-requisite.
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