We are all born with one. We all share one. We have a three billion character book stuffed into each of our one quadrillion cells, so we should probably read it. This course will spend two weeks on Mount Desert Island studying how the human genome was first sequenced, how individual genomes are now sequenced all the time, how we do it, how we map the reads, compare mutations, quantify how our genes are read, how seminal events in our lives trigger them to turn on, and how others are stored away when they are not.
- History of the gene theory
- History of the human genome project
- Modern sequencing techniques
- Building genomes
- Mapping reads to a genome
- Epigenetic regulation of gene expression
- Andrew J. Kennedy, Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorBates College
This course is supported by an Institutional Development Award (IDeA) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under grant number P20GM103423.