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This course presents students with the concepts of genetics. Students will examine mitosis and meiosis, chromosomes, DNA structure, gene mutation, and genome dynamics.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5

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    Gene Regulation, Genetic Mutations, and Genes in Development

    • Explain the genetic and epigenetic events that lead to cancer.
    • Analyze genetic mutations.
    • Examine variations in chromosome number and arrangement that result in inheritable disorders.
    • Explain how the Human Genome Project is used to analyze gene expression.
    • Explain the levels of regulation of gene expression in eukaryotes.

    Gene Development, Behavior, and its Role at the Population Level

    • Identify factors that lead to genetic variations.
    • Compare animal models used in developmental genetics research.
    • Explain modern genomic concepts.
    • Examine the genetics of behavior using  animal models.
    • Predict allele frequencies using the Hardy-Weinberg law.

    Biotechnology and Genomics

    • Evaluate societal and ethical issues in biotechnology.
    • Apply tools of bioinformatics in genomic analysis.
    • Analyze how data from the Human Genome Project is used in pharmacogenomics to optimize personalized medicine therapy.
    • Identify various applications of recombinant DNA technology.
    • Explain how the human microbiome and the genomes of animals and plants can be applied to human disease and development.

    Cell Division, Chromosomes, and Patterns of Inheritance

    • Analyze similarities and differences between mitosis and meiosis.

    • Explain the chromosomal events during mitosis and meiosis that lead to genetic diversity.
    • Explain how Mendelian inheritance relates to genes and genetic linkage.
    • Explain the role that chromosomes and allelic variation play in heredity.

    • Identify the important events occurring in each stage of the cell cycle.

    DNA, RNA, and Proteins

    • Explain the biological, biochemical, and analytical techniques used to analyze the structure of DNA and RNA.
    • Explain the events of DNA replication at the molecular level.
    • Illustrate the process of genetic information transfer from DNA to a protein.
    • Explain the concept of the genetic code.
    • Describe the role of histones and epigenetics in the organization and gene regulation in chromosomal structures.
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