Biostatistics and Human Genetics


An introduction to the human genome and the statistical methods that are required for its study. Fundamental concepts in human genetics: inheritance of Mendelian disease, population genetics, multifactorial disease, and functional genomics. Introduction to the statistical concepts and tools that are required to study inheritance, genes, and gene function, including probability and conditional probability, hypothesis testing, ANOVA, regression, correlation, likelihood, and principal component analysis. Integrates weekly exercises using the statistical programming language R.

Format: Lecture, Recitation

Prerequisites: MCB1 (BIOL-UA 21)

Corequisites: None

Location: New York

Equivalent(s): None


Term(s) offered:

Requirements satisfied:
  • Major: Biology Standard Track
      • Upper-Level Elective
          • Quantitative Skills
          • Advanced Biology
  • Major: Ecology Track
      • Upper-Level Elective
          • Quantitative Skills
  • Major: GPH/Biology
      • Emphasis-Area Elective
          • Genetics & Genomics
      • Additional Elective
  • Minor: Genetics
      • Elective