Genes and the Human Condition (From Behavior to Biotechnology)
list 8 séquences
assignment Niveau : Introductif
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timer 120 heures de cours

En résumé

To acquire an understanding of the fundamental concepts of genomics and biotechnology, and their implications for human biology, evolution, medicine, social policy and individual life path choices in the 21st century.

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Le programme

  • Week 1 - Introduction to Genetics
    Module One provides a foundational overview of genetics tools and principles.
  • Week 2 - Know Thy Ancestors
    Module Two explores the field of comparative genomics and traces our emergence as a species.
  • Week 3 - My Genes Made Me Do It
    Module Three examines the role genes play in our behavior.
  • Week 4 - Midterm Exam
    Midterm covering material in Module One through Module Three.
  • Week 5 - My Genes Didn't Make Me Do It
    Module Four considers our genes, epigenetics and our environment and how they impact our lives.
  • Week 6 - An Introduction to Genetic Engineering and Learning the Lingo
    Module Five introduces the world of genetic engineering concepts and biotechnology.
  • Week 7 - The Future is Now
    Module Six discusses the history of biotechnology, its role in our lives today, and its prospects for the future.
  • Week 8 - Final Exam
    Final Exam covering material in Module Four through Module Six.

Les intervenants

Raymond J. St. Leger
Department of Entomology

Tammatha O'Brien
Department of Entomology


Le concepteur

University of Maryland, College Park

The University of Maryland is the state's flagship university and one of the nation's preeminent public research universities. A global leader in research, entrepreneurship and innovation, the university is home to more than 37,000 students, 9,000 faculty and staff, and 250 academic programs. Its faculty includes three Nobel laureates, three Pulitzer Prize winners, 47 members of the national academies and scores of Fulbright scholars. The institution has a $1.8 billion operating budget, secures $500 million annually in external research funding and recently completed a $1 billion fundraising campaign.


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