This course provides an in-depth treatment of selected
topics in the field of modern genetics.
Topics are drawn from classical, molecular, and population genetics and
include the nature of genetic variation and mutations, genetic disorders,
recombination and repair mechanisms.
Ethical issues and the relevance of genetics to clinical medicine
(recombinant DNA therapy, cloning) and forensic science (polymorphisms,
population genetics) will be explored.
Quantitative analysis and problem-solving skills are emphasized.