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GS04 1253 Principles of Genetics and Epigenetics

  • Course Director(s): Ralf Krahe; Margarida Santos; Ashish Kapoor
  • Semester: Spring
  • Frequency: Annually
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Grading System: Letter Grade
  • Prerequisites:


Krahe, Ralf; Santos, Margarida; Kapoor, Ashish. Three-semester hour. Spring annually. Grading System: Letter Grade. Prerequisite: GS21 1017/18: Foundations of Biomedical Research. Audit permitted. 

The Principles of Genetics and Epigenetics class is designed for students who have a major interest in the aspects of experimental and human genetics and epigenetics as they relate to human disease, including Mendelian disorders, complex diseases and cancer. Students are required to have completed the core course. This class will provide in-depth instruction on four areas: 1) Experimental genetics, 2) Human genetics, 3) Epigenetics, 4) Functional bioinformatics.  The class will be held two times a week for one and a half hours.  Students are expected to actively participate in the course by initiating discussions, asking questions, and providing constructive comments, as well as completing bi-weekly homework assignments based on the material covered in the lectures.  Students will be evaluated by attendance, participation, and overall performance on the assigned homework.  This course is designed to prepare the student to generate novel hypothesis-driven projects in the areas of genetics and epigenetics.

Course Outline Principles of Genetics and Epigenetics