Genes and the Human Condition (From Behavior to Biotechnology)

Raymond Leger, Tammatha O'Brien, University of Maryland, College Park

To acquire an understanding of the fundamental concepts of genomics and biotechnology, and their implications for human biology, evolution, medicine, social policy and individual life path choices in the 21st century.

Introduction to Genetics

Module One provides a foundational overview of genetics tools and principles.

Know Thy Ancestors

Module Two explores the field of comparative genomics and traces our emergence as a species.

My Genes Made Me Do It

Module Three examines the role genes play in our behavior.

Midterm Exam

Midterm covering material in Module One through Module Three.

My Genes Didn't Make Me Do It

Module Four considers our genes, epigenetics and our environment and how they impact our lives.

An Introduction to Genetic Engineering and Learning the Lingo

Module Five introduces the world of genetic engineering concepts and biotechnology.

The Future is Now

Module Six discusses the history of biotechnology, its role in our lives today, and its prospects for the future.

Final Exam

Final Exam covering material in Module Four through Module Six.

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