BIO 404 Epigenetics in Development and Disease
Epigenetic mechanisms and epigenetic research methods will be thoroughly examined. In-depth analysis and discussion of primary literature through in-class group work will demonstrate the roles of epigenetic regulation in mammalian development and human disease. Laboratory component will expose students to several widely used epigenetic research methods, such as bisulfite conversion of DNA, chromatin immunoprecipitation, methylated DNA enrichment and quantitative PCR. Three hours of lecture and one, three-hour laboratory per week. This is a link course with BIO 504.