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Genetics, both as a basic science and in clinical practice, plays a
critical and highly visible role in advancing personalized medicine and
public health. Genetics will be the basis of future research unraveling
the connections between our DNA sequences and our risks for clinical
disease and will provide a national basis for prevention, intervention
and cure. Genetics transcends departments, colleges and disciplines and
generates both needs and services in the basic sciences, health care,
bioethics, law, bioinformatics and communications.
The objective of the course is to provide persons familiar with
genetics a broad overview of gene identification, molecular genetics,
complex disease, next generation sequencing, bioinformatics,
personalized genomic medicine and the role of the Iowa Institute of
Human Genetics in medical care in the 21st century. Each session will
include a 45 minute lecture and 15 minutes for discussion and
Topics in Human Genetics is open to students wishing to learn more about current
topics in Human Genetics who meet the following criteria; individuals must have
completed an undergraduate genetics course, are currently in a genetics
lab, or have past genetics research experience. Genetics educators are also welcome to attend the course.
The course will meet every Wednesday starting on June 22 and ending on July 27, 2016, from 12:00-1:00pm in conference room locations between CBRB and PBDB:
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No, students will not receive University of Iowa credit for this course.
There is no cost to attend this course.
There will not be homework, exams, or grades. Student attendance and
participation will be noted and reported to your summer program.
Yes, if you have past genetics research and have completed a genetics course.
The course covers a broad range of topics within the field of human genetics.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University
of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who
requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program,
please contact the IIHG in advance at (319) 335-3578 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Genetics Cluster Hire Initiative is supported by the following seven University of Iowa Colleges:
Engineering | Law | Liberal Arts and Sciences Carver College of Medicine | Nursing | Public Health | Dentistry
Learn more about the UI Genetics Cluster Hire Initiative.
View a listing of current faculty position opportunities through the initiative.
Meet some of the newest members of the UI genetics community.
Learn more about the Iowa Institute of Human Genetics.