Genetics and genomics are undergoing an unparalleled revolution. A better understanding of biology and human health can create breakthroughs in disease treatment and introduces the prospect of personalized medicine. This course will begin with an introduction and review of the general principles of genomics and molecular biology. You will then explore in detail the key genomic technologies and computational approaches that are driving advances in prognostics, diagnostics, and treatment. Learn how scientists sequence, assemble, and analyze the function and structure of genomes. Explore methods for determining the heritability of traits & diseases by studying the larger population, and learn how gene identification can help identify targets for therapeutic intervention. Explore how you could use personal genomics to manage your health.
This course is the required second course in the Stanford Genetics and Genomics Certificate.
You Will Learn
- The principles of genetics, genes and traits
- The applications and implications of genome sequencing
- How personal genomics might impact healthcare
- Tools used to diagnose and treat diseases
- Methods for determining the heritability of traits and diseases
- Anne Brunet Associate Professor of Genetics, Stanford University
- Hinco Gierman Geneticist, Illumina
- Julie Granka Population Geneticist, Ancestry.com
- Jonathan Pritchard Professor of Genetics and of Biology, Stanford University
- Gavin Sherlock Associate Professor of Genetics, Stanford University
- Michael Snyder Professor and Chair in Genetics, Stanford University
- Barry Starr Program Director, Outreach Activities, Stanford University
- Tools, methods and applications of sequencing
- Population genetics
- Genome-wide association studies
- Introduction to proteomics and protein profiling
- ENCODE Project: the Encyclopedia of DNA Elements
- Metabolomics and microbiomics
- $695 per required course
- $75 one-time document fee
Continuing Education Units
By completing this course, you’ll earn 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU). CEUs cannot be applied toward any Stanford degree. CEU transferability is subject to the receiving institution’s policies.
Record of Completion
When you complete each course, you’ll receive an email with a link to download your Record of Completion. This email will be sent to the address you provide in your mystanfordconnection within 3 business days of course completion.
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