BIOL 132
The Human Genome
Last Offered Spring 2012
Division III
This course is not offered in the current catalog or this is a previous listing for a current course.

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An ambitious plan was launched in 1988 to determine the DNA sequence of the human genome. That project was “completed” in 2001–but that was really only the beginning. Sequencing of additional genomes goes on, but, more importantly, scientists and society are putting considerable effort into trying to understand what all those A’s, G’s, C’s, and T’s mean. Lectures will acquaint students with the fundamentals of human DNA research and its applications in the fields of medicine, human evolution, and biotechnology. The implications of this research for individuals and for society as a whole will be addressed in readings and discussions.
The Class: Format: lecture 3 hours per week; discussion one hour every other week
Limit: 60
Expected: 60
Class#: 3105
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: based on three exams, discussion participation and one short paper
Prerequisites: none; open to students who have not taken BIOL 202
Enrollment Preferences: seniors, then juniors, then sophomores, then first years
Unit Notes: does not satisfy the distribution requirement for the Biology major
Distributions: Division III
Attributes: PHLH Biomedical Determinants of Health

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