Unit Code: BIO602

Unit TitleGenetic and Evolution

In this unit, students will learn about genetics at the level of organisms, cells and molecules. You will find out how geneticists asked the question about life, including the mysteries of how multicellular animals and plants arise from a single cell, the fertilized egg. You will learn that genetics methods and discovery are catalyzing the progress in every other biological field including physiology, evolutionary biology and ecology and even behavior. On the practical side you will learn how modern genetics is revolutionizing medicine and agriculture. Finally you will consider some ethical and social questions raised by our ability to manipulate DNA the genetic material. I hope you will enjoy the ride.