Genes, Genomes and Us

FULL COURSE DESCRIPTION

Professor: Ashley Bruce
Subject: Cell & System Biology
Course Code: CSB196H1F
Time: Thursday 14:00 – 16:00

With the completion of the human genome sequence, we now have access to more information than ever before about our genetic make-up. This course addresses topics such as what are genes, how are they identified and how does knowledge about genes impact society. Students will learn basic concepts in genetics. Using this conceptual foundation, the significance of genomic research for understanding human biology, and the social consequences that may result from it, will be discussed. Evaluation is based on class discussions, homework, oral presentation and written assignments.

GOOD TO KNOW

Pre-requisites:

none

Co-requisites:

none

Exclusions:

none

Recommended Preparation:

none

Breadth designation:

Living Things and Their Environment (4)

CR/NCR:

Not eligible for CR/NCR option

Restrictions:

Restricted to first-year students

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IN THE NEWS

“Zebrafish epiboly – microtubules take nuclei where they need to go”

This live imaging (YouTube) of a zebrafish embryo, captured by FYF instructor Ashley Bruce and colleagues, was instrumental in a January 2019 research article, published in the biology journal Development.

10 Jan 2019 | The Company of Biologists