DNA to Disease: Genetics for Non-Biologists
12 October 2020 MRC Harwell Institute Harwell, UK
What is a gene? What is DNA? How do these make proteins? What goes wrong and causes disease in the human body? We will look at the genetic code, how this helps protein formation as well as how errors in DNA can lead to disease.
Following this course, you will:
- Understand the concept of DNA and how traits are inherited from one generation to the next
- Understand what genes are and how they code for different proteins
- Understand the role of different proteins in making different cell types
- Understand some of the processes by which genetic disease can occur
This training course is tailored for those who are new to genetics, or who work alongside biologists in different disciplines.