MMG 3003Y, Session 2 (Winter 1) and Session 3 (Summer 1)
2x78 hours, 2 credits
While next-generation techniques are making headlines, many deployed clinical assays are predicated on “last-generation” molecular biology tools. We will teach the theory and practice of molecular biology relevant to genetic and genomic testing. This two-session course will cover classic, modern and emerging genetic methods. The course will also include a component of computational techniques in genomic assays, reflecting the lock-step development of new molecular biology and data-analysis techniques. Students who complete this course will gain an understanding the scientific principles underlying genomic tests, will be able to examine the limitations and applications of current tests, and have the necessary background to understand new assays.
Students are required to bring a computer to class with Wi-Fi internet connection to be able to participate in tutorials and computational labs.