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Dec 5th 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: 7.8 (4 votes)
Dec 5th 2016

This course distills for you expert knowledge and skills mastered by professionals in Health Big Data Science and Bioinformatics. You will learn exciting facts about the human body biology and chemistry, genetics, and medicine that will be intertwined with the science of Big Data and skills to harness the avalanche of data openly available at your fingertips and which we are just starting to make sense of.

Average: 4.8 (4 votes)
Nov 28th 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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Nov 28th 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: 8.8 (4 votes)
Nov 21st 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: 9 (5 votes)
Nov 21st 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: 7.8 (8 votes)
Nov 14th 2016

Welcome to the class: we are very excited that you are interested in learning more about the foundations of life. In this openHPI course, we will give an introduction about components of human cells and their functions. We dive into the cell core to explore the Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA), its structure, and how it stores the code of life.

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Nov 14th 2016

Learn how molecular genetic techniques are used to identify the genetic factors that contribute to the development of disease. Powerful new technologies have been driving forward immense and exciting changes in clinical practice.

Average: 7.5 (2 votes)
Nov 7th 2016

Explore the exciting subjects within life sciences and the rewarding careers that studying life sciences at university lead to. This short, free online course will introduce you to studying life sciences at university level.We’ll take you on a whistle stop tour of the exciting world of life sciences, exploring the vast array of subjects within the discipline – from anatomy to zoology and everything in between, including immunology, cellular and molecular biology, genetics, physiology and parasitology.

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Nov 7th 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.

Average: 9 (1 vote)
Nov 7th 2016

Learn JavaScript programming by implementing key biology concepts in code, including natural selection, genetics and epidemics. If you are interested in learning programming, but find pure programming courses not very exciting, this course is for you.

Average: 5.5 (2 votes)
Oct 24th 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: 6.9 (9 votes)
Oct 11th 2016

Learn how your brain works and the basics of neuroscience, genetics and consciousness. This psychology course will show you how the brain works. You will learn the basics of neuroscience, genetics and evolutionary psychology. We will also cover the visual system and other sensory systems. The course concludes with coverage of the variety of states of consciousness.

Average: 10 (1 vote)
Sep 19th 2016

Learn about personalised medicine and the impact that our enhanced understanding of genetics has on modern medicine and society. Personalised medicine. Precision medicine. Individualised medicine. Customised medicine. Targeted medicine. All buzzwords of recent years that excite, confuse and infuriate the public, researchers and healthcare professionals. Broadly speaking, these terms all refer to the idea of tailoring treatment to individual patients based on their genetic code.

Average: 10 (1 vote)
Sep 19th 2016

Learn how whole genome sequencing works and what it could mean for the future of healthcare with this free online course. Whole genome sequencing is a relatively new technology that allows us to ‘read’ a person’s or organism’s entire genetic code. But how does it work and what does it mean for all of us? How do scientists begin to make sense of the vast amount of information that whole genome sequencing provides? And what does this new technology mean for the future of healthcare and personalised medicine?

Average: 10 (1 vote)
Sep 12th 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)
Sep 6th 2016

An introduction to the study of bioethics and the application of legal and ethical reasoning. Bioethics provides an overview of the legal, medical, and ethical questions around reproduction and human genetics and how to apply legal reasoning to these questions.

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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)
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 (4 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: 3.8 (5 votes)

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