This course will introduce students to concepts in genetics from classical Mendelian inheritance to modern theories of gene regulation and epigenetics. It will also focus on modern techniques of genetic analysis used to diagnose and treat disease. Several guest lecturers will present the latest research on human disease, including the basis of Fragile X disease and schizophrenia. The course will include discussion of current research literature, with an emphasis on experimental design and techniques. Modern genetics is particularly well suited for students who wish to pursue a career in the health sciences or who are interested in continuing their graduate studies in genetics or molecular biology. An introductory biology course is recommended as a prerequisite.