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GS11 1113 Introduction to Statistical Genetics and Bioinformatics

  • Course Director(s): Yun-Xin Fu
  • Semester: Fall
  • Frequency: Annually
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Grading System: Letter Grade
  • Prerequisites: 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. This course is cross-listed at School of Public Health (PH1986L). The venue will be at School of Public Health.

Course Outline Introduction to Statistical Genetics and Bioinformatics