Course Detail
Units:
2.0
Course Components:
Lecture
Enrollment Information
Enrollment Requirement:
Prerequisites: Graduate Status.
Description
It is now possible to precisely modify any DNA sequence within the genome of the mouse. This course emphasizes using mouse models to dissect the genetic basis of human disease. Deletion of genes using homologous recombination will be covered extensively as will other methods of gene inactivation (anti-sense constructs, inhibitory RNA, etc.). New experimental systems for modeling human disease in zebra fish and C. elegans will also be covered.