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BIOL 44400 Human Medical Genetics

Session Offered:

Spring Credit 3


(Undergraduate level BIOL 23100 Minimum Grade of D- or Undergraduate level BIOL 23000 Minimum Grade of D-) and Undergraduate level BIOL 24100 Minimum Grade of D-.


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.





BIOL 36700 is helpful background, but not a required pre-requisite.  

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