BMMSG 541: Genetics

This course will introduce the student to classical, population, quantitative, and molecular genetics. In general, the course will be taught from a medical perspective, while keeping in mind the evolutionary significance of pathological alleles. Topics included are: the human genome, core DNA technologies, genetic variation, mendelian transmission of traits, genetic basis of diseases, epigenetics, cancer genetics, genetic approaches to treating disease, risk assessment, genetic counseling, and ethical issues in clinical genetics.