Molecular Genetics and Genomics

Explores the flow of information from gene to phenotype, and the social implications of modern genetic analysis and the genomic revolution. Topics include: organization and stability of genomes from bacteria to humans, conversion of the genetic code into a functioning organism, classical trans- mission (Mendelian) genetics and its relevance to human hereditary disorders, content of the genome and societal issues that include genetic privacy, eugenics, genetically modified organisms, and cloning. Prerequisite: Biology 201L. One course.

Course Number: 
BIOLOGY219
Course Level: 
200-299
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Crosslisting Numbers: 
GENOME219