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Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public HealthBiostatisticsMartin Aryee
TermDay and TimeLocation
Fall 2 2017  (show academic calendar)MW   3:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.Kresge 202B (HSPH)
2.5  (show credit conversion for other schools)
Credit Level

This course introduces students to the diverse statistical methods used throughout the process of statistical genetics, from familial aggregation and segregation studies to linkage scans and association studies. Topics covered include basic principles from population genetics, multipoint and model-free linkage analysis, family-based and population-based association testing, and Genome Wide Association analysis. Instructors use ongoing research into the genetics of respiratory disease, psychiatric disorders and cancer to illustrate basic principles. Weekly homeworks supplement reading, course lectures, discussion and section. Relevant concepts in genetics and molecular genetics will be reviewed in lectures and labs. The emphasis of the course is fundamental principles and concepts.Course Prerequisites: BST210 (concurrent enrollment allowed) or PHS 2000A (concurrent enrollment allowed)Course Note:There will be a weekly lab section; the time will be scheduled at first meeting.Formerly BIO227


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