CLS 416 Diagnostic Genetics, Genomics, and Cytogenetics 4 cr.  (2-0-5)

The course covers the theory, technique, and applications of diagnostic molecular technologies. Topics include nucleic acid extraction, polymerase chain reaction, isothermal amplification techniques, and genomic technologies to include microarray, Sanger sequencing, and Next Generation Sequencing and the role of Bioinformatics in the diagnosis of inherited, acquired, and infectious disease.  The course also includes cytogenetic techniques used to detect genetic disease. The course is designed for all CLS majors and for Biology or Biochemistry majors interested in medical diagnostic applications.