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IB 364 A - Bioinformatics & Human Genome

Campus: Urbana-Champaign

Description:

Highlights advances in understanding the human genome, by utilizing the latest techniques in bioinformatics, i.e. acquiring, analyzing, storing, and displaying the information from the entire genome and protein sequences. The course describes the theory and practices behind modern sequencing techniques and explores the genome with a particular emphasis on the use of extensive online databases and software. Students will analyze one human disorder using bioinformatics software and databases in order to update older published literature about the genomics underpinning the disorder. Course Information: Prerequisite: IB 204 or consent of instructor.

Special Instructions:

Fulfills Area III of Advanced Hour requirements for IB majors. The course is taught fully online in the Moodle course management system with no classroom meeting times. Although there are no scheduled meeting times, there are weekly assignment and project due dates. All assessments are conducted online. The course describes the theory and practices behind modern sequencing techniques and explores the human genome with a particular emphasis on the use of extensive online databases and software. Students will analyze one human disorder using bioinformatics software and databases in order to update older published literature about the genomics underpinning the disorder.

Option 1

Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Undergraduate

Credit: 3 hr

Term(s): Summer


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