2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

BIO 453 Human Genetics and the Problems of Humanity

Current problems in human heredity. Human chromosome aberrations. DNA, the genetic code, and mutations. Consanguineous marriages and genetic defects. Mendelian principles applied to humans. Pedigrees and probability. Genetic screening and counseling. Social, ethical, and legal problems and advances in genetics. 

Prerequisite: BIO 214; or permission of the instructor or department chairperson.