Other Careers in Genomics
This document specifies related careers within the realm of genetics, but which are not necessarily related to genetic counseling or clinical genetics. While some of these, such as epidemiology, are still related to medicine, others are completely removed from the medical community. Being a lawyer or science writer, for instance, may be totally separate from the world of clinical genetics.
Cancer Genetics and How Your Genes Affect Cancer Likelihood
Through this slideshow we examine the various causes of cancer and discuss how gene expression can affect the likelihood of developing the various diseases under that term. We also determine whether or not cancer is heritable.
Lab 2: DNA Microarrays
In this lab we focus on determining the expression of genes using technology called a “microarray.” The goal of this exercise is to understand which genes are active and which are inactive. We can then get a general idea of the likelihood a patient has for developing a disease such as cancer.