MSC 2010Y Molecular Medicine in Human Genetic Disease

Coordinators: Lucy Osborne and Stephen Scherer

Description: This course should encourage students to develop an approach to the genetic analysis, investigation and treatment of human disease. Students will be introduced to useful tools and concepts that enable the study of a wide spectrum of human diseases including topics such as population identification; sample collection; genome scanning with subsequent linkage analysis; mutation detection methods; and the use of animal methods. Students will be required to prepare a project proposal that discusses the genetic analysis of a specific human disease under the advisory of a chosen preceptor. (Time: 1 session 2 hours per week; students may also attend the Molecular Medicine Guest Lecture series which begins in the fall).


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