BI 543 Genomics & Personalized Medicine (Spring: 3)
BI204 and a genetics or genomics course. Additional course work in biochemistry and molecular biology is strongly recommended.
Satisfies the advanced experience requirement for the Biology major.
Personalized medicine is based on the idea that each person's unique genome
sequence can be used to predict risk of acquiring specific diseases, allowing
for more informed choices about health. The students will be exposed to
the scientific concepts and technologies empowering personalized medicine.
Through lecture, research paper reading and discussion the students will
understand how human genomic information has impacted current topics in
biomedical research. Students will write a research paper focused on how
genomic information has advanced understanding of a human disease and how
translation of genomic information will impact treatment or disease detection
in the future.
Last Updated: 21-MAR-13