BIOL 0334

Functional Genomics

Functional Genomics
Functional genomics is the study of how genes and intergenic regions of the genome determine an organism’s physical characteristics (phenotype) and contribute to different biological processes. In this course we will utilize genomic and transcriptomic databases to learn about the core questions and methods of genomics research. Topics include an overview of genomes, sequencing and mapping, transcriptional profiling, and genome editing. We will discuss the Human Genome Project, its contribution to the newly emerging fields of precision medicine and pharmacogenomics, and applications of genomics, from crop improvement to the detection and treatment of infectious pathogens. We will also explore ethical, legal, and social implications of functional genomics research.(BIOL 0140 and BIOL 0145) (not open to students who have taken BIOL 0324) 3 hrs. lect.
Natural Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:
SCI course w/o a lab
Equivalent Courses:
BIOL 0324 *
MBBC 0324

Sections in Spring 2017