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Genetics 101

Class Details

This class is offered in Moodle December 1 - December 15, 2020.

Class Date:
Region/Office: National, GMR, MAR, MCR, NER, NTO, PNR, PSR, SEA, SCR
Dec 1, 2020 to Dec 15, 2020
Instructor(s):
Nancy Shin, Research and Data Coordinator
Contact:
Continuing Education Credits: 
4
This class is now closed to registrants.

Class Overview

Genetics 101 is a 2-week long introductory Moodle course on fundamental concepts in human genetics. With increasing popularity of direct-to-consumer genetic testing and the importance of genetics in all kinds of research endeavors, understanding the language of genetics and its implications on human life is becoming more and more important.

In this course we will:

  • Define what genetics is and its applications in human life
  • We will dissect and explain the central dogma of molecular biology in detail
  • We will cover the general anatomy of a "gene"
Objectives: 

1. Develop an introductory understanding of key terms, concepts, and applications of human genetics
2. Identify and describe the parts of the “central dogma of molecular biology” (i.e. DNA, transcription (i.e. mRNA), and translation (i.e. protein)
3. Explain the anatomy of a gene