BIO The Human Genome and Disease: Genetic Diversity and Personalized Medicine (BIO 109B)
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The Human Genome and Disease: Genetic Diversity and Personalized Medicine (BIO 109B)
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[ Academia ] [ Litigation ] [ Regulatory & Policy ] [ Transactional ] as a Relevant Course outside SLS for those interested in Genomics : Though not essential, it is useful for attorneys representing lifescience companies to have a basic understanding of the science underlying their client's business and current issues in that area. Students may want to consider taking 1 or more classes on the variability of the human genome and the role of genomic information in research and drug discovery. Some biotech companies have recently noted the potential use of genomic markers in personalized medicine as well as medical research. A continuation of The Human Genome and Deisease, this course covers genetic drift: the path of human predecessors out of Africa.
General course Description:
Continuation of 109A/209A. Genetic drift: the path of human predecessors out of Africa to Europe and then either through Asia to Australia or through northern Russia to Alaska down to the W. Coast of the Americas. Support for this idea through the histocompatibility genes and genetic sequences that predispose people to diseases. Guest lectures from academia and pharmaceutical companies. Prerequisite: Biology or Human Biology core. Students with a major, minor or coterm in Biology: 109A/209A or 109B/209B may count toward degree program but not both.
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