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Department
Human Biology
Course Code
HMB265H1
Professor
Stephen Wright

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LECTURE 01: Introduction
Information about tutorial group will be posted at the end of the week on PORTAL
Download detailed syllabus uploaded today
Use readings to annotate handouts
18 – genetics hugely relevant to the real world
Genetics applied to everyday life constantly
Also underlying various aspects of biology
19 – Genetics asks these questions
20 – medical genetics a growing field
Genetic basis
Resistance to HIV, malaria have a genetic component
Disease not purely environmental
Genetic basis: genetic cause of a disease
Mutation at DNA level
21 – human chromosomes
Different human traits mapped onto chromosomes – variation at each site
How variation is inf luencing different traits
22 – mutations at each chromosomes that effect chances of getting specific diseases
Variation at DNA level influence variation in these traits
23 – 1) ex. diabetes complex
Much promise for these goals
4) individuals vary in drug response
24 – assess risk, advise test, interpret results, etc.
25 – private sector component
27 – what is truly a disease and what is natural variation?
28 – bigger and better crops to improve food supply
30 – inheritable component, DNA, encodes proteins, which affect traits
31 – cannot read genome to determine personality
Must avoid genetic determinism
32 – become sceptical about genetics claims
33 – arrows indicate in human chromosomes regions where genes identified individuals chance of getting
type 2 diabetes
Mutations?
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LECTURE 01: Introduction Information about tutorial group will be posted at the end of the week on PORTAL Download detailed syllabus uploaded today Use readings to annotate handouts 18 genetics hugely relevant to the real world Genetics applied to everyday life constantly Also underlying various aspects of biology 19 Genetics asks these questions 20 medical genetics a growing field Genetic basis Resistance to HIV, malaria have a genetic component Disease not purely environmental Genetic basis: genetic cause of a disease Mutation at DNA level 21 human chromosomes Different human traits mapped onto chromosomes variation at each site How variation is influencing different traits 22 mutations at each chromosomes that effect chance
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