In this elective, students will learn about government-mandated population screening for all infants born in the state of Michigan. This course will likely be of interest to students who enjoy the following: Pediatrics, neonatology, clinical genetics, public health, laboratory diagnostics, biochemistry, obstetrics, and maternal/fetal medicine. This didactic elective will include readings, 1-2 lectures, and depending on availability, a one-day field trip off site. Students will be expected to perform all readings, write essays or summaries and/or give a presentation regarding a genetic topic of interest, engage in lively discussion, and possibly debate controversial topics regarding social, ethical, or legal issues that are intrinsic to this dynamic field. During this elective, students will also learn about various resources available to help the future physician as well as anyone interested in learning about this ever evolving field.