BIOL 111. Genome Regulation by Noncoding RNA

This seminar explores regulatory mechanisms governing gene expression, nuclear organization and inheritance.  We will specifically explore the ways in which non-protein-coding RNA contributes to gene regulation and the maintenance of genomic integrity, including the molecular bases for a variety of human pathologies such as cancer and aging.  Through extensive reading of primary literature, students can expect to gain an in-depth understanding of the properties, functions and evolution of noncoding RNAs in critical genomic regulatory processes and current applications to human disease research.
Prerequisite: BIOL 010 or any Group I intermediate course, BIOL 024, or BIOL 025 with permission of instructor. 
Natural sciences and engineering.
1 credit.
Spring 2025. Carone.
Catalog chapter: Biology  
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