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.
Module One provides a foundational overview of genetics tools and principles.
Module Two explores the field of comparative genomics and traces our emergence as a species.
Module Three examines the role genes play in our behavior.
Midterm covering material in Module One through Module Three.
Module Four considers our genes, epigenetics and our environment and how they impact our lives.
Module Five introduces the world of genetic engineering concepts and biotechnology.
Module Six discusses the history of biotechnology, its role in our lives today, and its prospects for the future.
Final Exam covering material in Module Four through Module Six.
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