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Molecular Genetics & Genomics 2020-2021

Genetics is the study of the information system underlying biological systems and how it is transmitted across generations. Genomics is the analysis and manipulation of whole genomes of genetic information. Discoveries in these areas help elucidate the basis for living systems, and can identify the causes and potential cures for human disease.

Through this concentration, students will gain a detailed understanding of how cells encode, express, and pass on genetic information. The classes for this concentration use primary research sources to cover such cutting-edge topics as epigenetics (chromatin modification and its consequences), non-coding RNA (RNAi and micro RNAs), and application of molecular biology in biomedical research.

 

REQUIREMENTS AS PER 2020-2021 CATALOG

Any three of the following courses:

2020-2021 Course Offerings for this Concentration

BIOL_SCI 332-0 Conservation Genetics Staff
BIOL_SCI 354-0 Quantitative Analysis of Biology  Madhav Mani
BIOL_SCI 378-0 Functional Genomics Eric Weiss
BIOL_SCI 390-0 Advanced Molecular Biology Xioazhong Alec Wang
BIOL_SCI 393-0 Human Genomics Erik Andersen
BIOL_SCI 395-0 Molecular Genetics Richard Gaber
BIOL_SCI 396-0 Evolution and Diversity: Mushroom Genetics & Genomics  Richard Gaber
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