478 Human Genome Analysis

This course covers current topics in genetics and and the social, ethical and legal issues surrounding genetic technology. Topics include genome structure and evolution, genetics of disease, personal genomics, human microbiomes and epidemiology. Students will have the opportunity to submit their DNA for genome-wide SNP and gut microbiome determination. Practical skills for analyzing genetic and genomic data are taught through weekly bioinformatic sessions in the R statistical programming language.

Offered Fall Semesters Only

Biology Core Requirement Area: 
Genetics and Molecular Biology
Plant requirement: 
No
Lab Requirement: 
Yes
General Education Requirement: 
No