2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
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2019-2020 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIOL 237 - Epigenetics

With the completion of the sequencing of the human genome, where does science go now?  Many scientists have chosen to investigate our genome at the level “above genetics”, or Epigenetics. Epigenetic changes are not coded in the DNA sequence, yet they are heritable through mitotic or meiotic cell divisions.  Although epigenetic phenomena have been noted for decades, seemingly disparate observations are only now coalescing into an emerging field of Biology.  This seminar style course will investigate the molecular basis of epigenetics and allow students to present research articles and discuss the literature at the intersection of gene expression, chromosome structure, and chromatin dynamics.

Prerequisites: BIOL 118  

Anticipated Terms Offered: Spring