Topics course.: An array of technological advances in areas such as DNA sequencing, genetic screening and preimplantation genetic diagnosis are revolutionizing the field of human genetics. Topics include the transmission of traits between generations; the molecular basis of common human traits and rare inherited diseases; the relationship between repetitive elements in the human genome; and changes in chromosome structure. If it is human, if it is genetic and if there is a sufficient body of primary literature on the topic, here is your chance to delve deeply into an area of human genetics that piques your curiosity. Prerequisite BIO 230.