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Genomics and Medicine

Course Summary

This course is based on Biochemistry 118 made available by Douglas L. Brutlag (Stanford University) under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 license.
This course discusses the kind of knowledge we hope to gain from sequencing human and bacterial genomes and the implications of such knowledge for medicine and biomedical research. We will discuss novel diagnoses and treatment of diseases, including stem cells, gene therapy and rational drug design. We will also discuss the ethical implications of genetic information.

The course will be of interest to students who plan to major in biology or human biology, especially premedical students and biology majors who use molecular biology methods. It will also be useful to those interested in health care policy, intellectual-property rights and ethical issues.

This course is taught by Douglas L. Brutlag who is Professor of Biochemistry & Medicine in Stanford University School of Medicine.

Genome

Reading Material

1. A Primer of Genome Science, Third Edition
Greg Gibson and Spencer V. Muse, A Primer of Genome Science, Third Edition, 2009, Sinauer Associates, ISBN: 9780878932368

Course Material

Not available.

Other Resources

1. Genomics and World Health: Report of the Advisory Committee on Health Research
World Health Organization - Advisory Committee on Health Research, Genomics and World Health: Report of the Advisory Committee on Health Research, WHO, 2002, ISBN 9789241545549
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2. Genomics: The science and technology behind the Human Genome Project
Charles R. Cantor, Cassandra L. Smith, Genomics: The science and technology behind the Human Genome Project, John Wiley and Sons, 1999, ISBN: 9780471599081
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3. Bioinformatics: Sequence and Genome Analysis
David W. Mount, Bioinformatics: Sequence and genome analysis, CSHL Press, 2004, ISBN 9780879697129
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4. Bioinformatics Computing
Bryan P. Bergeron, Bioinformatics Computing, Prentice Hall PTR, 2002, ISBN 9780131008250
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Software

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