Translational Genetics and Genomics

GMS FC 705

Modern human genetics has evolved at a tremendous pace, with the promise of an affordable complete genome sequence for every individual just around the corner. While the raw information has increased exponentially, its translation to patient care has not kept pace. We will discuss exciting recent advances in human genetics and genomics, with illustrative examples of their translation into improvements in diagnosis and treatment of patients. We will also discuss ethical and societal challenges of this rapidly evolving field. Our course is aimed at first or second year Ph.D. students, and will be taught by faculty in a variety of departments through traditional lectures and discussion sections. Students will be evaluated on their ability to explain the translational research process and demonstrate how individual research findings build on one another to move a field forward to ultimately impact patient care.

SPRG 2018 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Fisher HOU R115 T 12:00 pm-1:50 pm Class starts at
12:30 (T) and
12:15 (F)
MED Campus
A1 Fisher INS 109C F 12:00 pm-1:50 pm Class starts at
12:30 (T) and
12:15 (F)
MED Campus

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