What you'll learn

  • Understand the fundamental concepts of genetics, including gene structure and genetic variation

  • Learn about inheritance of disease, population-specific risk and genetic testing

  • See how increased knowledge of the human genome is applied in clinical settings, including through precision treatment of cancer and other diseases

Course description

Most conditions have some genetic basis, and a scientific revolution enabled by genomic technologies is changing the way that many diseases are diagnosed and treated as well as providing insight into health, risk factors, and disease prevention. A solid understanding of genetics has never been more important for the practice of medicine. This course, led by Dr. Christine DeGennaro (Harvard Medical School), Dr. Robert C. Green (Harvard Medical School / Brigham & Women's Hospital), and Carrie Blout, MS, CGC, LGC (Brigham & Women's Hospital), spans the field from basic to advanced genetics. 

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