Genomics and the Other Omics: The Comprehensive Essentials

Imagine a world where you could identify and prevent conditions such as heart disease, cancer, and Alzheimer’s. With the help of genomics, healthcare can move towards becoming prevention-focused. Genomics is the study of genes, their interactions with each other, and their functions in order to understand how an organism grows and develops. Through the study of the coded and non-coded regions of DNA, we can work to diagnose, intervene, and treat complex diseases more efficiently.

In this course, you’ll learn how key and emerging genomic technologies and computational approaches are driving advances in prognostics, diagnostics, and treatment. In addition to being able to understand a population’s heritability of traits and diseases, you’ll also be able to apply the study of genomics to your own life to take charge of managing your own health.

  • Sequence, assemble, and analyze the function and structure of genomes
  • Identify potential disease genes using GWAS that can be used to target therapeutic intervention
  • Diagnose prenatal genetic complications and cancers by analyzing cell free DNA
  • Explore the impact of histone modification and DNA methylation on gene expression and future generations
  • Understand the challenges of analyzing big data

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Online, self-paced
10-18 Hours
Genetics and Genomics Program Foundations of Genetics and Genomics
Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford Center for Health Education