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BIOL 1420 The Genetic Century (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

Genetics is transforming life in the twenty-first century, from health care to the foods we eat to our understanding of evolution and biodiversity. The course will provide students with a basic understanding of how information is encoded in genes and how that information is transmitted between generations and expressed during development and disease. Topics covered in the course include the genetic bases of disease and behavior, forensic uses of DNA, evolution, genetic engineering, genetically modified crops, and personalized medicine. This course is designed for students who are not majoring in biology or biochemistry.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Clare O'Connor

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 05-Mar-14