The development of the mammalian embryo. Emphasis on human embryology and reproductive technologies, the origin of major human teratologies, birth defects, including ethical and social issues such as assisted reproduction, cloning, embryo selection, and surrogacy. The evolution of developmental patterns, aspects of comparative vertebrate development, and the molecular mechanisms of development. This is a writing-intensive course. Instructor: Smith and Wall
Prerequisites: Biology 330L or 414LS or Evolutionary Anthropology 333L or equivalent. Permission of instructor required.
Bio Sci 113