GENETICS AND BIOCHEMISTRY
- Honors Specialization in Genetics and Biochemistry - This pdf form is a guide only, for complete information see the Academic Calendar.
The disciplines of Genetics and Biochemistry have been in a powerful alliance for over a century and a half giving rise to many aspects of modern “molecular biology”. Scientists studying patterns of inheritance have worked together with those studying the structure and interaction of cellular components in order to elucidate the structure of DNA, the basic mechanisms of gene structure and expression, intricate developmental pathways, evolutionary histories, disease pathologies and now, the complete spectrum of genes, transcripts or proteins used by an organism. The widespread usefulness of DNA fingerprints is just one example of the fusion of understanding of molecular changes in DNA with insights into the inheritance of such changes in populations.
The Honours Specialization in Genetics and Biochemistry offers an opportunity to bring these two ways of knowing together in one degree program that provides considerable choice of focus built on solid grounding in basic principles. There is a strong hands on laboratory component as well as opportunities to include bioinformatics and research opportunities.
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