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FDSCI 205

The structure of DNA stands as one of the greatest discoveries of the 20th century and has led to multi-billion dollar advancements in medicine and agriculture. An nderstanding of DNA and its applications is necessary to distinguish fact from fiction,make informed decisions, and take full advantage of emerging DNA technologies. This course presents the fundamental concepts related to DNA including its history, structure, function, regulation, and inheritance. The remaining course material explores multiple issues and topics that are founded in DNA technology. These include the causes and treatments associated with genetic disorders and cancer, the creation of genetically modified foods, identification through DNA fingerprinting, tracing of family lineages,the applications and ethics of cloning and stem cell technology, and the underlying mechanism of organic evolution. Course methods include lecture, discussion, and handson exercises related to the subject material.

(Fall, Winter, Spring)