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Undergraduate courses in Developmental Biology

DBIO 12Q. The Evolution and Development of the Human Hand

Evolution of the human hand in the context of primate evolution; roles of the human hand in tool use, manufacture, art, music, and communication. Development of the hand: embryonic axes, appearance of the digit program, roles of cell death, molecular bases of normal and abnormal hand patterns. Prerequisite: advanced placement biology.

3-4 units, not given this year

DBIO 156. Human Developmental Biology and Medicine

(Same as HUMBIO 141.) The biological, medical, and social aspects of normal and abnormal human development. Topics: in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer; gene and cell therapy; gametogenesis; pattern formation in the nervous system and limb development; gene and grand multiple pregnancies; prematurity, in utero effects of teratogens; sex determination and differentiation; growth control; gigantism and dwarfism; neural tube defects; cardiac morphogenesis; progress in the developmental biology of humans. Limited enrollment. Prerequisites: Human Biology or Biology core, or consent of instructor.

4 units, not given this year

DBIO 199. Undergraduate Research

Students undertake investigations sponsored by individual faculty members. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

1-18 units, Aut (Staff), Win (Staff), Spr (Staff), Sum (Staff)

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