BIOL
W1130
Genes and Development
Semester: 
Spring 2014
Section Number: 
001
Days of the Week: 
Tuesdays
Thursdays
Time: 
2:40pm - 3:55pm
Number of Credits: 
3
Course Description: 

This course covers selected topics in genetics and developmental biology, with special emphasis on issues that are relevant to contemporary society. Lectures and readings will cover the basic principles of genetics, how genes are expressed and regulated, the role of genes in normal development, and how alterations in genes lead to abnormal development and disease. We will also examine how genes can be manipulated in the laboratory, and look at the contributions of these manipulations to basic science and medicine, as well as some practical applications of these technologies. Interspersed student-run workshops will allow students to research and discuss the ethical and societal impacts of specific topics (e.g. in vitro fertilization, uses and misuses of genetic information, genetically modified organisms, steroid use, and cloning). Prerequisite: One year of high school or college biology. Science Requirement: Partial Fulfillment.

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