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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

GS11 1113 Introduction to Statistical Genetics

Fu, Yun-Xin and Xiong, Momiao. Three semester hours. Fall, annually. Grading System: Letter Grade. Prerequisite: Genetics, calculus, statistics, and consent of instructor.

This course is designed as an introduction to statistical genetics/computational biology, and serves as the entry point to several courses in this area. It reviews the key statistical concepts and methods relevant to statistical genetics, discusses various topics that have significant statistical component in genetics, particularly in population and quantitative genetics. Topics include estimation of gene frequencies, segregation analysis, test of genetic linkage, genetics of quantitative characters, inheritance of complex characters, forensic science and paternity testing, phylogeny and data mining.