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Syllabus - Part 3 - The Evolution of virulence

part 1 - human genetics 

part 2 - evolutionary medicine
part 4 - evolution of sex  

date topics reading
4/3

Vaccine efficacy (measles, pertussis)
Pertussis outbreak, Vermont, 1996
Measles Outbreak - Southwestern Utah, 1996

6 common misconceptions about vaccination
Anti-immunization scare: the inconvenient facts

4/5

Epidemiology
John Snow web site
Epidemiological terminology

Tracking the Hidden Epidemics: Trends in STDs in the United States 2000, CDC (need Adobe Acrobat)

4/10
Virulence and mode of transmission: a comparison of the common cold and cholera.
Epidemiology of the common cold.
Evolution of Virulence, P. Ewald

4/12
vector-borne pathogens Malaria

4/17
DNA technology in forensics DNA fingerprints
DNA in identification
Winding your way through DNA: DNA on the witness stand

4/19
DNA technology in evolutionary biology
DNA sequencing
Who Peopled the Planet? (Joan Gutin, Discover, Nov 1992)
Eve and her Tree
(S. J. Gould, Discover July 1992)
Salvaged DNA adds to Neanderthal's mystique (Science News 4/1/2001)
The other DNA:research on mitochondrial diseases
By E. A. Schon and S. Dimauro, Columbia University

to part 4 - origin of sex

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