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Named a top 50 MOOC of all time by Class Central! This course begins a series of classes illustrating the power of computing in modern biology. Please join us on the frontier of bioinformatics to look for hidden messages in DNA without ever needing to put on a lab coat. In the first half of the course, we investigate DNA replication, and ask the question, where in the genome does DNA replication begin? We will see that we can answer this question for many bacteria using only some straightforward algorithms to look for hidden messages in the genome. In the second half of the course, we examine a different biological question, when we ask which DNA patterns play the role of molecular clocks. The cells in your body manage to maintain a circadian rhythm, but how is this achieved on the level of DNA? Once again, we will see that by knowing which hidden messages to look for, we can start to understand the amazingly complex language of DNA. Perhaps surprisingly, we will apply randomized algorithms, which roll dice and flip coins in order to solve problems. Finally, you will get your hands dirty and apply existing software tools to find recurring biological motifs within genes that are responsible for helping Mycobacterium tuberculosis go "dormant" within a host for many years before causing an active infection....

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29 juil. 2018

This course is very very good. Challenging at times. It does not hold your hand at all times and sometimes requires research to solve some of the problems, but I like the community and the approach.


6 avr. 2020

Excellent introduction to bioinformatics. They put a lot of heart and thought into the design of the course. I will continue to use the concepts I've learned in and out of bioinformatics.

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par Naveen P

18 juin 2016

Very well structured and informative. Got a good understanding of motifs finding and its related algorithms

par Michał G

29 déc. 2021

Great course, but make sure you have some basic programing skills. They aren't obligatory, but very useful

par Samuel C

29 juin 2018

A great introduction to this topic. I really felt I came away from this course with some useful skills.

par Víctor G J

15 juin 2017

I've had lots of fun and I've learnt some of the foundations of Bioinformatics. I couldn't expect more.

par Alex M

14 juin 2016

The interactive lessons are excellent! Especially with the optional break-out lessons to dive deeper.

par Olaf W

2 oct. 2018

Great content, very well structured. Loved the interactive text with the graded coding exercises.

par Brian A

18 févr. 2017

Doing the Honors track. It's hard, but extremely rewarding! Thanks for making an awesome course.

par Julian A S

15 oct. 2018

Clear and well-formatted. No instructional support in the forums was disappointing, though.

par Jacobson O

28 mai 2020

I wish I could give it a 6-star. Awesome content; generous problem sets; worth the money.

par Mohamed E

8 juil. 2017

An excellent Course, The course left me more enthusiastic about Bio-informatics , Thanks

par Yichi S

5 mars 2018

Very nice introductory course. Well designed and very interactive. I really love it.

par Hugo E C A

12 sept. 2019

One great course, however there is not a lot of people to qualify your assignments

par John K F E

19 juil. 2019

Great introduction to Python and Algorithms and its application to Bioinformatics

par Alina F

6 juin 2016

After completing only one Week I am absolutely sure that this course is amazing!

par Jeff L

10 oct. 2020

great course. particularly the coding part is challenging, but i learned a lot.

par Swaprakash Y

7 juin 2020

An amazing course to apply computer skills to a biomedical engineering stream!

par Liang Y

13 mai 2019

I can learn a lot from the simple samples but I think I still have a long way.

par Jussi R

18 sept. 2017

Cool stuff, I didn't even realize how close we are computational linguistics.

par Adrien L

26 juin 2016

Excellent teachers, excellent assignments. My favorite MOOC so far, congrats!

par Fabio J F

17 févr. 2019

Some activities were unnecessary but coding up the algorithms was a treat :)

par Sri M K

4 déc. 2016

This course has been a lot of fun. However, I would like to experience more!

par Zack X

21 juil. 2019

In depth and comprehensive coverage of the topics in genetic data analysis.

par Tom v D

14 mai 2021

Great course! Very interesting material, which is very clearly explained.

par Mohamed

22 juil. 2020

great course really oned my eye on the programming part of bioinformatics

par Aremu T V

30 mai 2022

​please i'm done with this course. What is delaying my certificate?