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    Merrimack College
   
 
  Feb 21, 2018
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

BIO 3018 - Human Genetics and Personalized Medicine

Credits: 4
The newest revolution in healthcare is personalized medicine - using the genetic information in an individual tumor or entire human genome to design specific, individualized treatment plans.  This course will begin with a foundation of basic concepts and practices in human genetics and genomics, followed by a survey of genetic defects and the therapies that have been designed to treat them, and finally the application of DNA sequencing to tailored therapies for cancers and other genetic diseases in individual patients.  The laboratory will be project based and incorporate standard and cutting edge laboratory techniques to manipulate genomes similar to how gene therapy might be carried out using CRISPR-Cas9. 
Prerequisite(s): BIO 1027 or  BIO 1025, BIO 2018
6 hrs combined lecture and laboratory