Lecture, readings, and discussion of emerging technologies in genetics and biomedical research. Students will critique original scientific proposals that address topics in biomedical-genetic research. Students will read primary literature, prepare a 45-minute lecture on their topic, propose next steps in the research from their chosen topic, and write a research proposal based on next steps and expected results. Students will also discuss specific case studies involving ethical issues in genetic research. Lecture/Discussion. (Not offered 2017-18).
Prerequisite: 1) Molecular Biology 231, Molecular Biology 232, or Molecular Biology 231 and 2) Chemistry & Biochemistry 108.
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