Advanced Human Genetics

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This seminar in contemporary human genetics spans several levels of biological organization: the genetics of cells, individuals, families, and populations. Topics include pedigree analysis, cytogenetics, molecular biology of DNA/RNA synthesis and expression, epigenetic regulation of genetic loci, mitochondrial inheritance, complications and exceptions in pedigree analysis, diagnostic techniques of molecular genetics, mutations and polymorphisms, linkage and gene discovery, multifactorial inheritance, risk estimation, Hardy-Weinberg equilibria, Bayesian calculations, population genetics, lod scores, malformation/deformation syndromes and sequences, and cancer genetics.