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Fall 2012-2013
MOL 470 (STN)   No Audit

Advanced Topics in Genetic Analysis

Lee M. Silver

The application of current tools of human genetics and genomic analysis including SNPs, copy number variants, HapMaps, high throughput DNA sequencing and DNA microarrays to perform genome-wide association studies of complex traits with an emphasis on neurological diseases including autism and schizophrenia. Recent evolution within the human species and genetic divergence of human populations in response to selective forces. Extensive use will be made of online genome databases as interactive tools for genome analysis.

Sample reading list:
Recent reviews and original articles from Science,,
Nature, Nature Genetics, Natuare Reviews Neuroscience,
American Journal of Human Genetics,

Reading/Writing assignments:
Assigned weekly reading will include scientific review articles, and original scientific papers.

Take Home Final Exam - 20%
Problem set(s) - 80%

Other Requirements:
Open to Juniors and Seniors Only.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
MOL342 is an absolute requirement..

Other information:
The syllabus, with additional course details and readings is available at the following


Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
21607 S01 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm M   Thomas Laboratory   117   Enrolled:8 Limit:12