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University Connected Learning
Since the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003, new genetic discoveries seem to be reported weekly. This course will provide general information about the implications of these discoveries to individuals and families. The course will articulate how genetics can play a role in various prenatal, pediatric, and adult conditions. The critical role of documenting a family medical history will be discussed as the first step to personalized medicine. Finally, each week the course will explore how the media reports and shapes the stories involving genetic discoveries.