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SCH2226 Human Molecular Genetics
Credit Points: 15
SCH1133 Human Genetics

This unit commences with an analysis of the genetic structure and regulation of gene expression in bacteria and bacteriophages.   Focus then switches to the mapping and isolation of human genes, human DNA replication, transcription and translation and the use of recombinant DNA technology to clone DNA.  In laboratory sessions, students sequence PCR amplicons of human DNA cloned into a bacterial plasmid.  The unit concludes with a molecular analysis of penetrance, expressivity, essential genes, lethal alleles, gene silencing, and genomic imprinting.

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This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
K09Bachelor of Forensic Investigation
G83Bachelor of Science (Forensic and Biomolecular Science)
E69Bachelor of Science (Human Biology)
SMBIOMBiomedical Science 10 Unit Supporting Major
SMCBIMBiomedical Science 8 Unit Supporting Major
MIBIOMBiomedical Science Minor
MABIOMBiomedical Science Major
MAAADPBiomolecular Science Major
SMCHUMHUMAN BIOLOGY 8 Unit Supporting Major
MIHBIOHuman Biology Minor
MAHBIOHuman Biology Major
SMCGENHUMAN GENETICS 8 Unit Supporting Major
MIGENHuman Genetics Minor
MAAADOHuman Genetics Major
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 30/04/2009 VET: 30/04/2009