Subject: Biomedical Sciences
Credit units: 3
Offered: Either Term 1 or Term 2
Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
College: Medicine
Department: Medicine (Dean's Office)


This course deals with the role of nucleic acids as the information storage molecule of living things, from bacteria to humans. Nucleic acid structure, DNA replication, recombination and repair, transcription of genes, and translation of mRNA in both prokaryotes and eukaryotes are covered along with a diversity of methods used in living things for regulation of expression. Genome structure and composition will be explored, especially as it relates to human diversity and disease. Finally, human genetic testing and the future of personalized medicine will be discussed.

Prerequisite(s): BMSC 210.3 and BMSC 220.3
Note: BMSC 240 is recommended. Students with credit for BIOC 300.3 or MCIM 326.3 may not take this course for credit.

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