Medical Genetics 601

MDGEN 601 Special Topics in Medical Genetics (*3) (Winter 2019)

Course Description -

This course will discuss mechanisms behind genetic diseases with a focus on current and forthcoming approaches to genetic diagnostics from both a laboratory and patient perspective.  Topics will include identification and annotation of structural variation in human disease, identification and annotation of human sequence variants, metabolic genetic diagnosis, new technology, and current and future ethical issues surrounding genetic testing.  The course will consist of lectures and student-led seminars.  Students will be expected to complete one term paper, two assignments, and 2-3 seminars.


Time and Place:


Tuesday: 1:00 pm – 2:50 pm (lecture plus seminars)

Thursday: 1:30 – 2:20 pm (lecture)

8th floor medical sciences building conference room 8-56


Course Coordinators:

Dr. Stacey Hume 

Dr. Melanie Lacaria

Dr. Andrew Muranyi

*Department requirement that MDGEN 601 or 605 be taken once