Genetics is the science of heredity, or how characteristics are passed through generations. Mendelian genetics, DNA structure and replication, gamete formation, protein synthesis, and genetic mutations and their consequences will constitute the core of this class. We will wrap up with a discussion of the Human Genome Project. The first nine videos of The Great Courses class, Understanding Genetics: DNA, Genes and Their Real-World Applications will be viewed. When possible, hands-on activities will be used to clarify concepts; we will even isolate our own DNA! This class is suitable for the novice. No prior scientific knowledge is assumed. If you already have a scientific background, this will be a review course prior to Part 2 offered in the spring semester, Genes and Their Real World Applications.
|Dates:||September 11 - December 4, 2017|
|Meets:||M from 1:45 PM to 3:30 PM, 13 sessions|
|Location:||UNLV Paradise Campus (PAR) Room TBD|
OLLI at UNLV Classes will not be held on the following dates: Friday, October 27th- Nevada Day; Friday, November 10th- Observance of Veteran's Day; Thursday, November 23rd- Thanksgiving Day; and Friday, November 24th- Family Day
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