HST.508 Evolutionary Genomics

Class Info

Develops deep quantitative understanding of basic forces of evolution, molecular evolution, genetic variations and their dynamics in populations, genetics of complex phenotypes, and genome-wide association studies. Applies these foundational concepts to cutting-edge studies in epigenetics, gene regulation and chromatin; cancer genomics and microbiomes. Modules consist of lectures, journal club discussions of high-impact publications, and guest lectures that provide clinical correlates. Homework assignments and final projects develop practical experience and understanding of genomic data from evolutionary principles.

This class has no prerequisites.

HST.508 will be offered this semester (Fall 2018). It is instructed by L. Mirny and T. Lieberman.

Lecture occurs 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 56-154.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

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