Biology | Genetics
L311 | 0549 | Estelle, M
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.