10 Credits AUTUMN

Pre-requisites: MBB262

Aims/Description: This module reviews the ways in which genetic factors influence life-time health. It considers the different ways the human genome has been mapped and how these maps are used to locate and clone genes affected in common single gene disorders such as cystic fibrosis. The availability of the cloned gene allows the molecular pathology of the disorder to be understood and molecular tests for its diagnosis to be developed. Finally, Dr Dalton of the North Trent Molecular Genetics Service will discuss the work of the genetic testing laboratory

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam
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