STAT 410
Statistical Genetics Fall 2019
Division III Quantative/Formal Reasoning

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Genetic studies explore patterns of genetic variation in populations and the effect of genes on diseases or traits. This course provides an introduction to statistical and computational methods for genetic studies. Topics will include Mendelian traits (such as single nucleotide polymorphisms), genome-wide association studies, pathway-based analysis, and methods for population genetics. Students will be introduced to some of the major computational tools for genetic analysis, including PLINK and R/Bioconductor. The necessary background in genetics and biology will be provided alongside the statistical and computational methods.
The Class: Type: lecture
Limit: 14
Expected: 10
Class#: 1619
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: project work, homework, exams, and contribution to discussion
Prerequisites: STAT 346 and STAT 360, or permission of instructor
Enrollment Preferences: Statistics majors, juniors and seniors
Distributions: Division III Quantative/Formal Reasoning
QFR Notes: This is a statistics class with a focus on mathematical, computational, and data analysis skills as well as appropriate practical application of analysis methods.
Attributes: BIGP Related Courses
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