Genetics

Options: 
Genomics
Degree level: 
Bachelor of Science
Coordinator: 
Estelle Hrabak
Phone Number: 
(603) 862-0716

Genetics and genomics are central to all aspects of the life sciences. Genetics is the branch of biology that deals with heredity, variation of genes among individuals in a population, and the expression and regulation of genes. Genomics focuses on determining the structure and function of genomes and includes the mapping of genes, high-throughput DNA sequencing, and investigating the molecular mechanisms by which genetic and environmental factors contribute to phenotypes. Every day, scientists use the tools of genetics and genomics to make exciting discoveries in fields such as molecular biomedicine, cancer research, biodiversity and sustainability.