Biology | Genetics
L311 | 0579 | Duffy, J
Course format: Lecture: 9:05A-9:55A, MWF, JH A100. In addition to lecture,
students must attend a one hour discussion each week to review problem sets
(times to be arranged).
Course description: Principles underlying the heritability of traits will
be covered prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms (i.e. bacteria, plants, and
animals). The dynamics of genes in individuals and populations, as well as
environmental influences upon these, will be addressed. Further
understanding of these issues will be drawn from the study of model
organisms and genome projects. The focus of the course will be on
understanding and integrating genetic concepts in the diagnosis and
treatment of human disease.
Required text: "Modern Genetic Analysis", by Griffiths, Miller, Lewontin,
and Gelbart., 1999 WH Freeman, ISBN# 0-7367-3118-5.
Weekly assignments: Problem set is due each week in section.
Exams/papers: Three exams and a final.