BIOL 544 (1SY) - Your Genes, Your Life

Your Genes, Your Life

Durham   Life Sciences & Agriculture :: Biology
Course Delivery Method: Scheduled meeting time, Online (no campus visits), EUNH
Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2020 - Full Term (08/31/2020 - 12/11/2020)
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 14639
How do mutations accumulate to cause cancer? How does genetic variation underlie evolution? This course examines technological advances to read your DNA sequence, your genome, and how the genome can be modified by gene-editing. Students deliberate ethics underlying gene therapy, improving immune therapy, and modifying human embryos. The course uses an inquiry approach to illuminate how knowing your genome predicts some aspects of your life, but other features depend on genome interaction with your environment.
You must sign up in the Dept Office before registering through WEBCAT.
Equivalent(s): BIOL 404, BIOL 444A
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course, Inquiry (Discovery), Environment,Tech&Society(Disc)
Instructors: Subhash Minocha

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/31/2020 12/11/2020 TR 2:10pm - 3:30pm ONLINE