Course Description

410.630 - Gene Therapy

In this course, students learn about how gene therapy can be used to treat or prevent genetic disease in the human population. This course is centered around how disease-causing variations in the human genome, including inherited diseases, mutations, epigenetic modifications, and viral infections, can be targeted using molecular technologies. Students will learn about the benefits and limitations of gene therapy as well as about the bioethical concerns involved with this field of research and medicine. Pre-requisites: 410.601 Biochemistry, 410.602 Molecular Biology, 410.603 Cell Biology I.