Logical Reasoning in Human Genetics Course Lecture 4 - Quantitative Genetics

May 07, 2021

In partnership with scholars from Institut Pasteur Tunis, CGC Tunis hosted Pr. Joseph Terwilliger, professor at the Department of Genetics and Development, Columbia University, and Pr. Joseph H. Lee, Professor in Epidemiology at the Columbia University Medical Center, Columbia University, along with a team of prominent geneticists to conduct a class on human genetics for participants from North Africa (and elsewhere).
This fourth lecture discussed how Quantitative Genetics deals with phenotypes that vary continuously —as opposed to discreetly identifiable phenotypes and gene-products. How do we decide that a trait is likely influenced to a large degree by a single gene or small number of genes? Mendelian traits, segregation analysis, examples of single-gene disorders.

Harald H. Göring Ph.D., Bennett Dyke & Jean MacCluer Endowed Professor at the South Texas Diabetes and Obesity Institute & Department of Human Genetics, School of Medicine, San Antonio, Texas.

More info can be found here: https://globalcenters.columbia.edu/news/logical-reasoning-human-genetics-inaugural-event