In Gene to Genome, students will learn the fundamentals of genetics, centering on the transfer of information through the Central Dogma of Biology (DNA→ RNA→ Protein). Specifically, students will focus on heritable diseases and the mechanisms by which they are inherited. The course begins at the molecular level and zooms out to organismal inheritance and genomic studies.
The course will culminate with a presentation at our very own EU Genetics Conference! Students will take on the role of researchers presenting on a heritable disease to their peers and families, who will take on the role of colleagues in the field.
* Please note that there will be no class on July 4th. For the July 4th week, class times on Tuesday through Friday will be adjusted to compensate for missed time on Monday. Students will have the same number of instructional hours as in all other weeks.