BEHN 636 - Behavioral Genetics and Epigenetics

Credit Hours: 1.5
Course Directors: J. Crabbe & T. Phillips
Next offered: Winter 2017

Students who complete this core course will have a basic understanding of genetic models/methods used to increase understanding of behavioral phenotypes (e.g., twin and adoption studies, selective breeding, CRISPR, RNA interference). This understanding will include knowledge of the methodological strengths and weaknesses, appropriate control procedures and the many factors that influence the selection of specific genetic models and experimental designs (for example, accounting for the impact of genetic background and genetic drift in behavioral analyses).