By exploring genomes, we can develop a more detailed biological understanding of ourselves. This course focuses on building your knowledge of the genome, including concepts of genetic inheritance and how traits are transmitted from one generation to the next.
You will learn the type of information the genome provides and the social and philosophical implications of genomes in the future. It’s encouraged, but not required, for you to have completed Why Biology Matters: Basic Concepts before this course.
Genetic of simple traits
Genetics of complex traits
Shared proportion of the genome
Differences among human populations and our ancestors
Future of selecting genome
This course is for anyone interested in genetics and learning more about human biology. This includes students and professionals in science, sociology, human evolution, and history.