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Introduction to Week 1

Lead educator Barbara Jennings welcomes you to the course and gives a brief outline of what to expect in the first Week
Welcome to week one. This includes background information about human genetics and genomics. In these steps, I want to introduce you to the human genome, to the DNA molecule, and to the organisation of genes. We will also look at mutations and both rare and common genetic variants. we will discuss the analysis of DNA in the laboratory and what whole genome sequencing involves. Finally, we want to think about the practical and ethical considerations for developing personalised medicine.
Lead educator Barbara Jennings welcomes you to the course.
The Human Genome has been the focus of intensive research initiatives since genome mapping began in earnest in 1990.
In this Week we will review some of the findings from the Human Genome-mapping Project (HGP), and how these can be applied to pharmacogenetics and stratified medicine.
Stratified and precision medicine remains the ultimate goal for many of the scientists who have led human genome mapping and sequencing projects.
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