Topics in Human Genetics - 2022 Massive Open Online Course

The objective of the course is to provide persons familiar with genetics a broad overview of gene identification, molecular genetics, complex disease, next generation sequencing, bioinformatics, and the role of personalized genomic medicine in medical care in the 21st century. Each session will include a 45-minute lecture and 15 minutes for discussion and questions.   

The course is open to individuals wishing to learn more about current topics in human genetics who meet the following criteria: individuals must have completed a course in genetics and are currently in a genetics lab, or have past genetics research experience. Genetics educators are also welcome to attend the course.

The course will meet on Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. Central Time via Zoom, June 15 through July 27. 

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact in advance at