Genetics 311
Reiss
Dr. Rebecca Reiss

Office: Jones Annex 313
Hours: Th 11-12:30
835-5347
Schedule
Syllabus
Suggested Problems
Internet Resources

Tentative Schedule (Subject to change!)
WeekDatesTopicReading Assignment
1Aug. 25
Aug. 27
Sock it to me!
CSI: DNA
 
Ch. 1 & 2
2Sept. 1
Sept. 3
Gregor's Peas
Eugenics: Can the human race be improved?
Ch. 3, Mendel (1865)
Selecting the Perfect Baby
3Sept. 8
Sept. 10
Solving transmission genetics problems
Sex and the single gene
Drögemüller (2008)
Ch. 4
4Sept. 15
Sept. 17
Hypothesis Testing: The genetics of M&Ms
Gene mapping
 
Ch. 5
5Sept. 22
Sept. 24
Solving linkage problems
Super Models
 
Snell et al. (1993)
6Sept. 29
Oct. 1
Help Session
Note: Exam I moved to Oct. 6
7Oct. 6
Oct. 8
Exam I: Chapters 1 to 5
DNA Replication and Recombination
Ch. 6, Meselson &
    Stahl (1958)
8Oct. 13
Oct. 15
Modeling DNA Replication and Recombination
Chromosomes
Ch. 7, Blackburn (1991)
Ahmed & Hodgkin (2000)
9Oct. 20
Oct. 22
Telomeres and Immortality
Problem Solving
 
10Oct. 27
Oct. 29
Human Karyotypes
Eugenics Part II
Ch. 8
Siffroi (2008)
11Nov. 3
Nov. 5
Genetics of Bacteria and Viruses
Problem Solving
Ch. 9
12Nov. 10
Nov. 12
Exam II, Chapters 6 to 9
Gene Expression
 
Ch. 10
13Nov. 17
Nov. 19
Problem Solving
Gene Regulation
 
Ch. 11
14Nov. 24Problem Solving
15Dec. 1
Dec. 3
Genomics
Problem Solving
Ch. 12
16Dec. 8
Dec. 10
Eugenics Part III
Exam III, Chapters 10 to 12
FinalTBA