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Investigations in Bioscience: Understanding Genetics

The field of genetics (the study of genes, genetic variation, and heredity) has rapidly progressed within this last century, effectively changing and shaping our understanding of many different fields. Understanding genetics provides a coherent framework for thinking about many other fields, such as biology, medicine, and evolution. In this course, we will provide an introductory overview of many special topics in this interdisciplinary approach to understanding genetics. Students will be able to answer questions such as: How does genetics play a role in cancer progression? How has the technology to understand genetics changed over time? This course will provide insight into the prevalence of genetics in everyday life, as well as the scientific details that lie beneath it.

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Session Three
Course is Full
at the time of application
on the first day of session
Scheduled Class Time*
08:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PDT)

*The course will meet for two hours daily (Monday–Friday) for a live class during this window of time. The exact time will be set closer to the program start. In addition to the live meeting times, students will engage in out-of-class learning assignments such as assigned readings, group work, pre-recorded online lectures, and more.


Completion of one year of high school biology.