Understanding Genetics

Genetic technology helps identify and cure diseases, solve crimes, and understand family heritage. Take a hands-on approach to studying deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and the way the information within it creates a roadmap for human development and risk of disease. Explore DNA structure, replication, mutations, and how scientists are applying evolving new technologies to treat diseases. Through lab experiments, simulations, discussions, and presentations, learn about the mechanics of DNA and why it is arguably the most important molecule to all life on Earth.Students who have taken DNA: Unlocking the Genetic Code should not enroll in this course due to curricular overlap.

Related Terms and Locations: 
Term 1 (June 7–June 27)
Davidson College
Term 2 (July 5–July 25)
Davidson College
Qualification Level: 
Center Math