Biology of Human Disease
This course uses human disease as a vehicle to study biology in a context that is relevant to students' lives. We will focus specifically on cancer, AIDS, and sickle-cell anemia. These diseases will be used to illustrate concepts in genetics and cell and molecular biology. The course will provide experience in scientific problem solving and in evaluation of scientific evidence, so that students develop an appreciation of how science works. Student will also examine ethical and social policy issues associated with these diseases.