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MMED 5001. Molecular Medicine. 3 Credit Hours.

This course is designed to integrate the fundamental principles of molecular biology with modern medicine. The topics will include the basics of gene mapping, tactics used in the cloning of genes involved in diseases, the analysis of the structure and function of genes in relation to the characteristics of various diseases, alterations of the genome in disease states, and potential strategies to exploit this knowledge in gene therapy. This course will build upon the basic knowledge presented in Advanced Molecular Biology using specific examples of current and future applications of this new knowledge.