The last 10-15 years have yielded significant and rapid advances in our understanding of the human genome, and the impact on human health & clinical practice is already being widely felt. This course will discuss both the potential benefits and possible controversies surrounding the genetic revolution as it relates to healthcare. Students will learn how genetic testing is currently used to guide treatment across a range of diseases including cancer, neurological diseases, autoimmune disorders, cardiovascular disease, and respiratory disease. In addition, students will explore the power of genetics to impact disease prevention and diagnosis, and the social, legal, political and ethical implications of this new knowledge.
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