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BIOL 5430 Genomics & Personalized Medicine (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

Personalized medicine is based on the idea that each person's unique genome sequence can be used to predict risk of acquiring specific diseases, allowing for more informed choices about health. The students will be exposed to the scientific concepts and technologies empowering personalized medicine. Through lecture, research paper reading and discussion the students will understand how human genomic information has impacted current topics in biomedical research. Students will write a research paper focused on how genomic information has advanced understanding of a human disease and how translation of genomic information will impact treatment or disease detection in the future.


Instructor(s): Timothy Connolly and Thomas Chiles

Prerequisites: BIOL 2040 and a genetics or genomics course. Additional coursework in biochemistry and molecular biology is strongly recommended.

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Comments: Satisfies the advanced experience requirement for the Biology major.


Last Updated: 10-Jan-14