Biology 100 B 

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Genes, Evolution, Disease, and Sex
 Instructor: Katherine Dorfman  419 Clapp  x2516

to Biology 100 A (Craig Woodard)

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Topics

Readings

1/30

Human Genetics
What is a gene and how does it work?
Molecular biology and embryonic development

Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters *
Matt Ridley

3/6

Evolutionary medicine
What is evolution and how does it work?  How can we use evolutionary principles to understand human disease

Why We Get Sick:  The New Science of Darwinian Medicine
R.M Nesse & G.C. Williams

4/3

Virulence of pathogens
Using principles of evolutionary biology to control the spread and harm of pathogens.

Selected readings

4/18

Origin of Sex
How thinking about immunology helps unravel the paradox of sex

The Red Queen
Matt Ridley

* plus selected readings on reserve and on line.

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