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    A few days before each lecture, I will post the specific parts of the textbook and/or articles that I will base the lectures on.  I do not promise to cover everything in these sections, but if you want to read before lecture, this will give you the areas to focus on.  Test material will come from what is presented in lecture.
1/27  Class Introduction and Strong Inference (article as pdf)

1/29  What is in a journal article?  and DNA Structure and Function

quiz 1/29 (due in class on T 2/3)

2/3  Signal Transduction (The textbook has little info on signal transduction; see for more info.)

2/5 Transcription and RNA Processing

quiz 2/5 (due in class on T 2/10)

2/10  Translation

2/12  Regulating Gene Expression in Prokaryotes

quiz 2/12 (due in class on T 2/17)
End of Material for Exam 1

2/19  Nature and Nurture

quiz 2/19 (due in class on T 2/24)

2/24  Regulating Gene Expression in Eukaryotes:  DNA packaging and Transcription

2/26  Regulating Gene Expression in Eukaryotes:  RNA Processing to Post-translation

quiz 2/26 (due in class on T 3/3)

3/3  Development

3/5  Development and Genome Organization

quiz 3/5 (due in class on T 3/10)

3/10  Genetic Engineering Techniques:  RFLPs and adding genes to bacteria

3/12  Genetic Engineering:  of plants, sequecncing, and reasons/problems

quiz 3/12 (due in class on T 3/24)

3/24  Patenting Life
End of Material for Exam 2

3/31  DNA Replication, Error Repair, and Telomeres

4/2  Telomeres, Mitosis, and Cancer

quiz 4/2 (due in class T 4/7)

4/7  Cancer:  causes and treatments

4/9  Meiosis and Developing Genetically Diverse Offspring

4/14  Inheritance:  Dominant, Recessive, Codominant, Incomplete Dominance, and Sex-linked traits

4/16  Inheritance:  X-chromosome Inactivation and Genomic Imprinting

quiz 4/16 (due in class T 4/28)

4/21  Inheritance:  Linkage and Mapping

4/23  Inheritance:  Chi Squared and mtDNA

quiz 4/23 (due in class on T 4/28)

4/28  Evolution:  What is it, and where did H. sapiens come from?

4/30  Evolution:  What happened to the Neanderthals, and What is horizontal gene transfer?

quiz 4/30
(due in class on T 5/5)

End of Material for Exam 3
End of Semester