This class was tough.
Genetics is not an easy course; however, it is critical for any pre-med degree. This is a course where there are possibilities for many great examples to help clear up the confusion. The volume of work is huge, but the course layout present ideas that grow in complexity and work together to further expand on existing ideas.
This course highlighted the complexities of the living world at the genetic level. This included the basics of DNA synthesis through to the complexities of viral modification of host DNA or even RNA. I was fascinated by the numerous ways that DNA can be damaged and degraded, yet there are so many systems of repair and replication in place to overcome these complications.
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Advice for students:
Read! Read the book and even read further about topics that may seem confusing. There are also some very instructive animations online that can put some of the mechanisms into action. Then, once you think you have it figured out, explain it to someone. If you know it, you should be able to explain it. I would often recite the main points of a lecture to the dog (since most people won't understand what you're talking about anyway).