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Gene mapping studies aim to study the relationship between genetic variation and susceptibility to human disease. These studies can be used to elucidate the biochemical basis of medically interesting traits leading to knowledge that will, ultimately, help us improve treatment and management of human disease.
Biostatistics 666 is a Masters level course that introduces many of the numerical methods and concepts useful for these types of study.
Students in Biostatistics 666 should be confortable with simple algebra and, ideally, have previous exposure to maximum likelihood. Most students registering for the course are Master or Doctoral students in Human Genetics, Bioinformatics or Biostatistics.