The program in Human Medical Genetics is an interdisciplinary program instituted to provide research training in the rapidly developing area of human genetics, especially as it regards medical aspects of the discipline. During the first year of study, a basic core of courses provides the student with a fundamental background in biological sciences and includes advanced biochemistry, cell and developmental biology, eukaryotic genetics, and molecular biology. Experimental approaches to areas in human genetics are introduced after the core curriculum and include population genetics and introduction to human genetic disease, among other topics. Research opportunities are offered in a broad range of interdisciplinary areas, including cancer genetics, genomics, human genetic and chromosomal disease, inherited metabolic disease, basic human molecular biology, structural investigation of mutant human proteins, and nucleic acids. The interdisciplinary nature of the program allows multifaceted focus on human medical genetics.
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