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Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2015-2016 
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIOL 367 Biological Databases

3 semester hours

Interdisciplinary course at the interface between biology and computer science focusing on how biological information is encoded in the genome of a cell and represented as data in a database. Biological concepts include DNA structure and function, the central dogma of molecular biology, and regulation of gene expression. Computer science concepts and skills include command line interaction, the structure and functions of a database, and the management of data ranging from individual files to a full relational database management system. Emphasis on science and engineering best practices, such as maintaining journals and notebooks, managing files and code, and critically evaluating scientific and technical information. Course culminates with team projects to create new gene databases.

University Core fulfilled: Flag: Information Literacy; Oral Skills.