Fall 2010

Genome Biology

Listed in: Biology, as BIOL-27


Michael E. Hood (Section 01)


A study of the architecture and interactions of genetic systems. Advances in genomics are providing insights into a variety of important issues, from the structural limits of DNA-based inheritance to the discovery of novel infectious and genetic diseases. We will address how heritable information is organized in different groups of organisms. We will also cover a major challenge of this emerging field -- the application of vast amounts of genetic data to understanding genomic integrity and regulation. We will critically assess the genome as a "cooperative assemblage of genetic elements" and conclude by discussing the consequences of genomic structure for shaping species traits and long-term evolutionary potential.  Three hours of lecture, and three hours of laboratory per week.  Lab activities will require work outside of the scheduled meeting times.

Requisite: Biology 18 and 19. Limited to 30 students. Fall semester.  Professor Hood.

Cost: 70 ?


Lab Science Course


2016-17: Offered in Spring 2017
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Fall 2009, Fall 2010, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014