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BIOL 4041 Genetics in Contemporary Society (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

In early 2001, scientists announced that a draft sequence of the human genome was available. Since that, advances in DNA sequencing technologies have produced sequences for thousands of species and made the sequencing of individual genomes affordable. In this seminar-style course, we will discuss how genetic information is affecting the practice of medicine, the foods we eat, our understanding of biodiversity and other topics. We will also discuss how this knowledge is being used in the genetic modification of plants and animals.


Instructor(s): Clare O'Connor

Prerequisites: BIOL 3150 or BIOL 3190

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Last Updated: 08-Feb-17