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8/12/2010 1 Genetics Part I Develop basic grasp of fundamental concepts in genomics Know the sources and extent of individual variability in genetics Understand how genes can be linked to diseases Ancient times Inheritance of disease risk 20 th century Behavioral Genetics 21 st century Genomic Medicine
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8/12/2010 2 DNA is a recipe for building and operating an organism Patterns of four nucleotides contain all the necessary information Does size matter? - Bacteria: ~3 million bp - Humans: ~3.1 billion bp - Whisk Fern: ~300 billion bp 2 pairs of 23 chromosomes ~25,000 genes Every cell contains all genetic information, but expresses these genes differently ▫ Exponential rate of decoding ▫ Human genome, plus hundreds more ▫ Highly elaborate message in deceptively simple code
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8/12/2010 3 Transcription DNA RNA Protein Translation
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8/12/2010 4 0.4% of genome varies between people Currently sequencing 1000 individuals to understand the diversity
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