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W1130y - Genes and Development

Course Description:

Prerequisites: A two-semester high school biology class; this course can also be taken in sequence with BIOL C1015. This course covers selected topics in genetics and development, with special emphasis on issues that are relevant to contemporary society. Lectures and readings will provide students with the scientific knowledge to understand how genes regulate development, and how alterations in genes lead to abnormal development and disease. Interspersed workshops will allow students to research and discuss the ethical and societal impact of specific topics (e.g. in vitro fertilization, steroid use, and stem cell therapy).
Number of Credits: 3
Semester: spring  2011

Course Sections

Section Number: 001
Location: 253 Engineering Terrace
Days of the Week: Tuesdays & Thursdays
Start Time: 2:40 pm
End Time: 3:55 pm
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Instructor: Tulle Hazelrigg