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Jul 4th 2016

This course introduces how the human body works and how it is more than the sum of its parts. The human body is made up of many individual parts that work together in a highly interactive and coordinated way. This course introduces the building blocks that make up the body, and how these are structured and maintained at a cellular level. We highlight the cardiovascular, hormonal and nervous systems, as critical coordination and control parts of the body. We investigate the structure of the musculoskeletal system, and how it helps us move through, and manipulate, our environment. We conclude by reviewing how the body replaces itself to create a new human being.

Average: 8 (5 votes)
Jun 20th 2016

Introduction to Genetics and Evolution is a college-level class being offered simultaneously to new students at Duke University. The course gives interested people a very basic overview of some principles behind these very fundamental areas of biology. We often hear about new "genome sequences," commercial kits that can tell you about your ancestry (including pre-human) from your DNA or disease predispositions, debates about the truth of evolution, why animals behave the way they do, and how people found "genetic evidence for natural selection."

Average: 8 (3 votes)
Jun 20th 2016

Learn how developments in genomics are transforming our knowledge and treatment of conditions such as diabetes. There have been huge advances in the field of genetics in the last 10 years since the sequencing of the first human genome in 2003. It is now possible to analyse all 20,000 human genes in a single experiment, rather than focussing on one gene at a time. We are in the genomics era.

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June 13th 2016

How have advances in genetics affected society? What do we need to know to make ethical decisions about genetic technologies? This course includes the study of cloning, genetic enhancement, and ownership of genetic information. Course participants will acquire the tools to explore the ethics of modern genetics and learn how to integrate these issues into their classrooms.

Average: 9 (1 vote)
June 13th 2016

You have all heard about the DNA double helix and genes. Many of you know that mutations occur randomly, that the DNA sequence is read by successive groups of three bases (the codons), that many genes encode enzymes, and that gene expression can be regulated.

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Jun 7th 2016

An in-depth adventure through DNA replication and repair to strengthen your scientific thinking and experimental design skills. You’re acquainted with your DNA, but did you know that your cells synthesize enough DNA during your lifetime to stretch a lightyear in length? How does the cellular machinery accomplish such a feat without making more mistakes than you can survive?

Average: 7.8 (5 votes)
Jun 6th 2016

To acquire an understanding of the fundamental concepts of genomics and biotechnology, and their implications for human biology, evolution, medicine, social policy and individual life path choices in the 21st century.

Average: 10 (2 votes)
June 5th 2016

Each mammalian cell has the same genes, yet performs distinct functions. This is achieved by epigenetic control of gene expression; the switching on and switching off of genes. This course will cover the principles of epigenetic control of gene expression, how epigenetic control contributes to cellular differentiation and development, and how it goes wrong in disease.

Average: 7 (7 votes)
May 9th 2016

Learn about the growing role of genomics in healthcare, for patient diagnoses and treatment, with this free online course.

Average: 4.7 (6 votes)
Apr 11th 2016

Learn about statistical methods used to identify genetic variants responsible for phenotypes. This data course is a primer to statistical genetics and covers an approach called linkage disequilibrium mapping, which analyzes non-familial data and has been successfully used to identify genetic variants associated with common and complex genetic traits.

Average: 4 (3 votes)
Mar 8th 2016

DNA carries the defining data for life in a simple genetic code that comes with its own “back-up” system. Explore DNA structure with us!

Average: 4 (4 votes)
Feb 1st 2016

Learn how genes are inherited and how they affect important personal and societal issues.

Average: 2.7 (3 votes)
Feb 1st 2016

Learn how genes are inherited and how they affect important personal and societal issues.

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Jan 26th 2016

Explore the diversity of cellular proteins. More than a dietary component, proteins are essential to life and engage in processes from metabolism to DNA replication.

Average: 5 (2 votes)
Nov 3rd 2015

The second course in a comprehensive series designed to prepare you for the AP Biology exam, focusing on genetics and DNA.

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Sep 15th 2015

The first course in a comprehensive series designed to prepare you for the AP Biology exam, focusing on the cell, its structure, and functions.

Average: 10 (2 votes)
Jun 3rd 2015

This course will provide an introduction to genomic medicine and a better understanding of the issues associated with personal genomic information.

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May 11th 2015

Learn about the concept of “personalised medicine” and the impact that our enhanced understanding of genetics has had on modern medicine and society.

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Apr 27th 2015

Knowledge linking genomics to health and disease is rapidly expanding. Translation of this knowledge into clinical and public health practice offers promising opportunities but also raises a host of ethical, legal, social, and policy questions. Using case examples, this inter-disciplinary course will explore the challenges of genomic and precision medicine.

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Mar 16th 2015

A critical, unbiased introduction to using new genomic tools for diagnosing and managing disease.

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