Genetics module (BS31005)

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Semester 1

We aim to provide an opportunity for you to understand the basics of inheritance, how genomes are structured, and how the function of genes and their variation in populations is analysed. We cover basic principles as well as cutting edge developments. We make an effort to describe key experiments that defined the basis of our understanding of genetics. We aim to break frontal teaching, and to guide you towards reading, understanding and summarizing primary scientific literature using appropriate scientific language. Attending our module is important for those of you aiming to focus on basic molecular biology, as well as those interested in developmental biology, plant molecular biology, molecular pathology, clinical genetics and inherited disease.