The Gene: The History and Science of our Genetic Code

Subject 
BIO
Code 
51S
Grading 
Letter or Credit/No Credit
Description 

This discussion-based course will use the novel ¿The gene¿ by Siddhartha Mukherjee and other selected readings to explore the science behind our genetic code. We will cover topics such as regulation of gene expression, inheritance, genetic testing, manipulation of the genome, and the relationship between genetics and identity. Prerequisites: Instructor consent, AP Biology Recommended.