This course provides advanced coverage of genetics, including genomics
and epigenetics. Students are will learn how genetic analysis has led to biological discovery,
including how reverse genetics and genome editing enable agricultural, medical, and biotech
applications. Students will also learn to view genes in the context of a whole genome and how
genes and genomes change over evolutionary time. Epigenetic mechanisms, including histone
modification, DNA methylation, and transcriptional silencing are introduced with examples of
classic epigenetic phenomena.