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BIO 105 Human Hereditary

This course presents an introduction to the principles of human genetics. Major topics covered include cell division and the distribution of genetic material, embryonic development and the role of teratogens; Mendel’s experiments, inheritance patterns in human families; the interaction of genes and the environment; the structure and function of DNA; personal genomics; and genetic technologies. An historical approach is used and most genetic principles are introduced by examples from human medical genetics. Two or three integrated lecture-laboratory sessions per week. This course fulfills the Core Curriculum science requirement for the Class of 2020 and after. Lab fee: $200