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GS11 1123 Population Genetics

  • Course Director(s): Yun-Xin Fu
  • Semester: Spring
  • Frequency: Annually
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Grading System: Letter Grade
  • Prerequisites: Consent of Instructor


This course will discuss the principles of population genetics and their applications to human populations as well as statistical methods for analyzing genetic samples of individuals from one or more populations. Topics to be covered include random mating, linkage, inbreeding, natural selection, maintenance of polymorphic and deleterious genes, molecular evolution, quantitative genetics and a modern population genetics approach known as coalescent theory, the cornerstone for analyzing DNA sequence samples from populations. Topics may vary from year to year with the background of the students. Studies at the molecular level will be emphasized.  This course is cross-listed at School of Public Health (PH1984L) and the class venue is at UTHealth The University of Texas Health Science Center School of Public Health. 

Course Outline Population Genetics