Spring 2013

Genome Biology

Listed in: Biology, as BIOL-380

Formerly listed as: BIOL-27

Moodle site: Course

Faculty

Michael E. Hood (Section 01)

Description

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 per week. 

Requisite: BIOL 181 and BIOL 191.  Spring semester. Professor Hood.

Offerings

2015-16: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Fall 2009, Fall 2010, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014