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Genetics is the study of inheritance - how traits are passed from parents to offspring. In this course inheritance will be examined in terms of classical or transmission genetics and also at the molecular level through the study of structure, function and expression of the DNA molecules themselves in prokaryotes and eukaryotes. Additional topics will include genomics, genetic engineering, cloning, gene therapy, population, conservation and evolutionary genetics. Students completing this course will have a thorough understanding of classical and molecular genetics concepts, experience with basic genetics laboratory techniques and be prepared to continue with upper level biology electives.