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Genes, Environment and Health


This course introduces students to the role of epigenetic changes - mechanisms that regulate gene expression by altering chromatin structure and function in the absence of changes in DNA base sequence - in mediating the long-term effects of early life environment and variations in social experience across the life span on human health.

Satisfies an interdisciplinary minor requirement in Health and Human Values.
Satisfies an interdisciplinary major requirement in Public Health.
Satisfies the Justice, Equality, and Community requirement.


Bio 111/113 is a prerequisite for this course as it builds on content covered in Bio 111/113.