MD GENET/​GENETICS/​ZOOLOGY  562 — HUMAN CYTOGENETICS

2 credits.

Fundamental principles of cytogenetics and special problems of human cytogenetics for biology and medical students.

MD GENET/​GENETICS  565 — HUMAN GENETICS

3 credits.

Principles, problems, and methods of human genetics. Surveys aspects of medical genetics, biochemical genetics, molecular genetics, cytogenetics, quantitative genetics, and variation as applied to humans.

MD GENET/​BIOCHEM/​GENETICS  620 — EUKARYOTIC MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

3 credits.

This course focuses on the basic molecular mechanisms that regulate DNA, RNA, and protein metabolism in eukaryotic organisms. This course is intended for advanced undergraduates and first year graduate students with a firm knowledge of basic biochemistry.

MD GENET/​BOTANY/​GENETICS  629 — EVOLUTIONARY GENETICS

3 credits.

Basic principles of phylogenetics, population genetics and quantitative genetics including the construction of gene trees, forces affecting the amount and distribution of genetic variation in populations, and the inheritance and evolution of multifactorial characters. Knowledge of intro calc stats or cons inst

MD GENET/​GENETICS  677 — ADVANCED TOPICS IN GENETICS

1-3 credits.

Contents vary; consideration of subjects not included in the curriculum.

MD GENET 699 — INDEPENDENT READING

1-3 credits.

MD GENET 707 — GENETICS OF DEVELOPMENT

3 credits.

A research-level analysis of the current status of the investigation of processes controlling differential gene activity and cellular behavior. The major emphasis is genetic. In successive years, the focus moves from the gene to the cell to the organism.

MD GENET/​GENETICS  708 — METHODS AND LOGIC IN GENETIC ANALYSIS

3 credits.

Contemporary issues in genetic, developmental, cell, and molecular biology are addressed in a discussion format. Invited speakers give research lectures and reading material is taken from the primary literature. The discussion focuses on evaluating genetic approaches to biological problems.

MD GENET/​GENETICS/​NURSING/​PEDIAT  731 — ADVANCED CLINICAL GENETICS CONCEPTS

3 credits.

An advanced course covering clinical genetic concepts including phenotype, genetic mechanisms, approach to diagnosis (medical, clinical and genetic testing protocols), and natural history (including management approaches). While specific for Genetic Counselor Studies students other healthcare providers are allowed if they have sufficient genetic background knowledge.

MD GENET/​GENETICS/​POP HLTH  888 — PUBLIC HEALTH GENOMICS

1 credit.

Public health genomics uses knowledge gained from genetic and molecular research along with a consideration of ethical, legal, and social implications (ELSI) to prevent disease and improve the health of the population. Students enrolled in this course will be provided an introduction to public health genomics through a review of fundamental principles of genetics, followed by lectures and discussions on the use of genetic information in clinical and research settings and its implications for disease management and prevention. Students will also gain an awareness of policies that guide public health and will be able to discuss current ethical, legal, and social implications of these policies. These learning objectives will be met through readings and videos, lectures, and discussions of recent journal articles and current topics in public health genomics.

MD GENET 990 — RESEARCH

1-12 credits.

MD GENET 993 — SEMINAR IN GENETICS

1 credit.

Sections deal with various aspects of genetics: Drosophila, maize, immunogenetics, developmental genetics, or other special topics. Students may enroll in two or more sections if they wish.

MD GENET 999 — INDEPENDENT WORK

1-3 credits.