El Bejjani, Hales, Sarafova
Integration of classical and molecular genetics, including the physical nature of genetic material, transmission of genetic information, patterns of inheritance, gene mapping via linkage and association studies, gene regulation including epigenetics, recombinant DNA technology, and the history of genetics. Attention is paid to issues such as gene therapy, human cloning, and genetically modified crops.
Students entering before 2012: satisfies the Natural Sciences & Mathematics distribution requirement.
BIO 111/113 required. BIO 112/114, CHE 115, or CHE 201 recommended. One laboratory meeting per week. Not open to first-year students. Satisfies Group A.