Contact: Dr Jayne Dennis Overlap: None Prerequisite: BIO163
This module explores human hereditary disease in terms of genetics, pathogenesis, clinical features and clinical management. We will look at key examples of chromosomal abnormalities (i.e. Trisomy 21), monogenic disease (e.g. cystic fibrosis, Huntington's disease and Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy) and common disease (e.g. coronary artery disease). Students will be introduced to methods and techniques for identifying genetic loci associated with disease (e.g. homozygosity mapping, genome-wide association studies, DNA sequencing). Finally, we will discuss issues around genetic screening, testing and counselling.