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Willamette University

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Salem, Oregon 97301

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BIOL 112 (NW) Human Heredity: Principles and Issues (1)

This course deals with aspects of genetics having special relevance to human life and human society. Topics include mechanisms of genetic transmission and expression; genetic aspects of human development, behavior, and aging; genetic counseling; genetic screening; in vitro fertilization; gene therapy; genes in the market place; the human genome project; cloning; and genetic technology and the law. Included in the course will be discussions of the moral and ethical issues associated with many of these topics. Laboratory required. Note: Credit may not be earned for both this course and BIOL 333: Gene Structure and Function.

Mode of Inquiry: Understanding the Natural World

  • Offering: Fall
  • Instructor: Staff