This is a non-major, introductory course in studying the human genome. Since the sequencing of the human genome, the study of genomics has exploded and has uncovered exciting new discoveries and spawned new technological developments. Personal genomics is an emerging field and it will soon be affordable to obtain the sequence of an individual's own genome. This course will discuss the field of genomics, how genome sequence data is obtained and analyzed and what can be learned from an individual's genome. How does the analysis of one's own genes affect health care, diet, exercise and other health decisions? The course will include related topics such as disease gene mapping, epigenetics and the microbiome. This course will reinforce basic concepts in molecular biology and genetics and promote genetic literacy. The course will be entirely web-based and all lectures will be delivered online. The reading assignments, course lecture materials and online activities will be posted each week.
Terms Typically Offered: Fall
Textbook information will be available online for each term's courses 45 days prior to the first day of classes for the term.
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