This course is an exploration of current research in molecular biology and genetics with a focus on human disease. Students are expected to already have familiarity with university level biological concepts. Topics to be covered will include: genetic mapping and genome wide association studies, cell signaling, control of gene expression, epigenetics, RNAi, developmental biology, apoptosis, immunology, virology, and cancer. Students will learn to read and critique primary research articles. In addition, students will be introduced to relevant experimental techniques and how these techniques are applied in biomedical research.
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