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Unformatted text preview: 1 IB 35 AC IB 35 AC Human Biological Variation Course Outline • Evolution – Paleontological and archaeological records • Genetics – Comparing genetic diversity Comparing genetic diversity – Differences between populations • Patterns of phenotypes – Skin, hair, health, physiology, other • History of the biology • Why it matters today more broadly Grading Criteria • 2 exams over the course of the semester (100 points each) • 1 final exam (100 points) • 3 group assignments (75 points total; 25 points each) • 1 short paper (3-4 pages) (125 points) • Total grade will be based on the number of points earned out of 500 possible points The Text Books Getting the conversation started about medical genetic testing… 1) Digest lactose (lactase gene) 2) Metabolize folate (MTHFR gene) 3) Flush when they drink alcohol (ALDH2 gene) Public lecture “ Looking for the Good News in Your Genome ” Prof. Jasper Rine, Molecular & Cell Biology Monday, Sept 13, 2010 7:30pm, Wheeler Auditorium...
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- Spring '08
- Homo Sapiens, phylum class order, Animalia Chordata Mammalia, Academic Services Center