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SCH2226 Human Molecular Genetics
Credit Points: 15
SCH1133 Human Genetics

This unit commences with an analysis of DNA structure, replication and function in prokaryotes and eukaryotes. The mapping and sequencing of the human genome is discussed, followed by consideration of penetrance, expressivity, essential genes, lethal alleles, gene silencing, and genomic imprinting.  Focus then switches to gene expression in prokaryotes and eukaryotes before the genetics of cancer integrates central human molecular genetic concepts.

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This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
K09Bachelor of Forensic Investigation
Y18Bachelor of Science (Biological Sciences)
E69Bachelor of Science (Human Biology)
SMCBIMBiomedical Science 8 Unit Supporting Major
MIBIOMBiomedical Science Minor
MABUUDBiomedical Science Major
MAAADPBiomolecular Science Major
SMCHUMHuman Biology 8 Unit Supporting Major
MIHBIOHuman Biology Minor
MAHBIOHuman Biology Major
SMCGENHuman Genetics 8 Unit Supporting Major
MAAADOHuman Genetics Major
MIAGENHuman Genetics Minor
MABUUKPreclinical Science Major
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 15/03/2013 VET: 20/05/2013