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

2 credits.

Fundamental principles of cytogenetics and special problems of human cytogenetics. Enroll Info: None

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. Enroll Info: None

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

3 credits.

Focuses on the basic molecular mechanisms that regulate DNA, RNA, and protein metabolism in eukaryotic organisms. Enroll Info: None

MD GENET/​GENETICS/​POP HLTH  636 — PUBLIC HEALTH GENOMICS

1 credit.

Provides an introduction to public health genomics through a review of fundamental principles of genetics, the use of genetic information in clinical and research settings, and its implications for disease management and prevention, and health promotion. Explores policies that guide public health and discusses current ethical, legal, and social implications of these policies. Enroll Info: None

MD GENET/​GENETICS  662 — CANCER GENETICS

3 credits.

Cancer remains one of the most difficult health issues facing our society. There is hope in the horizon due to an increasing understanding of both genetic and epigenetic alterations in cancer. In particular, DNA sequencing of human cancers is becoming more common in major health care centers, and there is expectation that this technology will allow for personalized medicine. Thus, there has been a rapid increase in this knowledge over the last decade. Become aware of the current major issues in cancer research and critically evaluate the cancer genetics literature. Enroll Info: None

MD GENET/​GENETICS  677 — ADVANCED TOPICS IN GENETICS

1-3 credits.

Contents vary; consideration of subjects not included in the curriculum. Enroll Info: None

MD GENET 699 — INDEPENDENT READING

1-3 credits.

Directed study projects as arranged with instructor. Enroll Info: None

MD GENET/​GENETICS  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. Enroll Info: None

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. Enroll Info: None

MD GENET 911 — MODERN CLINICAL GENETICS: HOW TO APPROACH A RAPIDLY CHANGING FIELD

2 credits.

Genetics and genomics are rapidly evolving fields. In modern clinical care settings, clinicians will be exposed to genetic and genomic data, including that brought by patients, and knowing how to read genetic and genomic data is increasingly necessary in clinical practice. Genetics and genomics in a clinical setting spans a wide range of topics including diagnosis and treatment of genetic diseases. Familiarity with clinical genetic analysis, and the genetic approaches used in basic science, helps medical students better understand genetic disease background. Learn how to bridge basic concepts of human genetics and clinical genetics (actual diseases). Emphases will include research into human genetic diseases, including designing genetic testing, using model organisms and/or cell culture systems, and the development of genetic testing technologies. Enroll Info: None

MD GENET 990 — RESEARCH

1-12 credits.

Independent research and writing for graduate students under the supervision of a faculty member. Enroll Info: None

MD GENET 993 — SEMINAR IN GENETICS

0-1 credits.

Various aspects of genetics: Drosophila, maize, immunogenetics, developmental genetics, or other special topics. Enroll Info: None

MD GENET 999 — INDEPENDENT WORK

1-3 credits.

Directed study projects as arranged with instructor. Enroll Info: None