Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing or consent of instructor; introductory background in developmental biology and/or cell biology recommended. Analysis of the early events of development including: germ cells and other stem cells, gametogenesis, meiosis, imprinting, fertilization, genetically-engineered organisms, egg activation and establishment of embryonic polarity with focus on cellular events including gene regulation and cell signaling. (Letter.) Effective: 2014 Fall Quarter.