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Unformatted text preview: Biology 142 Advanced Topics in Genetics and Molecular Biology Course Syllabus Spring 2006 Faculty Information : Dr. Nitya Jacob, Office : Room 104, Pierce Hall; Phone : 770-784-8346 Office Hours : T 9:30-10:30 AM and Th 3:30-4:30 PM, or by appointment Email: njacob@learnlink.emory.edu Lecture: MWF 9:35-10:25 AM, Room 102, Pierce Hall Laboratory: Wednesday 2:00-5:00 PM, Room 123, Pierce Hall Required Books : Text : Genetics Analysis of Genes and Genomes . Sixth Edition. By Daniel L. Hartl and Elizabeth W. Jones. 2005. Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Inc. This book will be used in lecture and lab. Lab Book : Laboratory research notebook. This notebook should be purchased in the lab from the instructor. We will not be using a published laboratory manual for this course. Laboratory exercises will be provided as handouts prior to lab. Reference Book : Biology, N.A. Campbell and J. B. Reese. 2002. Sixth edition. Benjamin/ Cummings Publishing Co., Inc. Course Objectives: Biology 142 examines how genetic and molecular mechanisms feature in multiple aspects of biological life. Physical and chemical properties of genes, transmission mechanisms, and processes by which genes are manifested as physical characteristics in a whole organism will be covered in further detail. Control of gene expression, especially during organism development, is an important concept covered in this course. The causes of mutations and resulting genetic disorders, such as cancer, will also be explored. Major technological advances have greatly facilitated the study of genetics. You will be introduced to techniques in the laboratory such as DNA analysis, recombinant DNA technology, analysis of gene transmission, transformation, bioinformatics and mutation analysis. The laboratory portion of this course encompasses the theme genes, organisms and the environment. The laboratory exercises will involve a field study, introducing you to the use of genetic analysis to examine biodiversity in the environment. Practical applications of genetics in the areas of two major human concerns - medicine and agriculture will be discussed in the laboratory and the classroom. An emphasis will be placed on recognizing social, ethical and environmental impacts of current advances in genetic research. Critical thinking and scientific communication skills will be developed throughout the semester in laboratory and lecture. Biology 142 Advanced Topics in Genetics and Molecular Biology Lecture Schedule Date...
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