BIOL 59500 Epigenetics

Subject: BIOL 59500 Epigenetics
Credits: 3 (Class 3)
Offered: Every 2 years

Prerequisite
: Biol 24400/24400L. Biol 24300 and upper level molecular courses recommended.

Description: The field of ‘epigenetics’ is an exciting one and has grown swiftly over the past several years, this course will review the evidence for epigenetics, the study of extra-genetic (or non-DNA mediated) inheritance of biological characteristics. Topics to be discussed include: chromatin modification, transcriptional silencing, dosage compensation, genomic imprinting, nuclear reprogramming, and epigenetics in human disease.