Virtual | Human and Mammalian Genetics and Genomics: The 61st McKusick Short Course


July 20-30, 2020


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This virtual event will be presented through a combination of on-demand lectures, live panel discussions, and virtual workshops and Q&A sessions.

The McKusick Short course is a modern survey of heredity, disease, genetics in experimental animals and humans, and molecular genetics in the diagnosis and treatment of inherited disorders.

Offered annually for over 60 years, the ‘Short Course’ is a 2-week program consisting of an immersive set of lectures, workshops, tutorials and demonstrations to understand the breadth of modern human genetics. This year, The Jackson Laboratory is pleased to offer the complete course virtually for you to participate comfortably and safely from your own home.

The course covers basic science and clinical and translational aspects of human genetics and genomics. Topics include gene and variant discovery in Mendelian and complex disease, genome biology, the molecular basis of genetic disease, and the use of animal models of human genetic diseases to understand pathophysiology, treatment and therapy. The faculty includes leaders in contemporary genetics and genomics from Johns Hopkins, The Jackson Laboratory and other institutions around the world.

This year’s course will include on-demand lectures for you to access whenever, wherever. These lectures cover bioinformatics, population genetics, genome manipulation, mutagenesis, phenotyping, and more. Additionally, course faculty will be available via webcast daily for live Q&A’s, panel discussions and virtual demonstrations for a fully immersive and engaging experience.


Special Virtual Pricing
Standard fee | $100.00
Student fee | $75.00

 Register Here.

Certificates of completion will be provided to those who view 80% of the on-demand lectures by August 15th. Workshops will not be included.

Program Agenda

This schedule is tentative and subject to change. Download here.


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Funding for this course has been generously provided by: