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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." This course provides the basic biology you need to understand all of these issues better, tries to clarify some misconceptions, and tries to prepare students for future, more advanced coursework in Biology (and especially evolutionary genetics). No prior coursework is assumed....
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Programme du cours : ce que vous apprendrez dans ce cours

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1
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20 minutes pour terminer

Welcome to Genetics and Evolution

General introduction to this MOOC, including coverage and expectations....
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2 lectures
Reading2 lectures
Welcome to the Course10 min
Course App and Readings10 min
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2 heures pour terminer

Evidence for Evolution

This module discusses the definition of the word "evolution" in a biological context, evidence for the truth of evolution and common ancestry of species, and public thoughts and misconceptions about biological evolution. This module is optional and will not be included in the course assessments. There are not class discussion forums for this section, as we feel such discussion can happen on other, non-course-related, sites on this topic (of which there are a great many on the internet)....
Reading
5 vidéos (Total 81 min), 1 lecture
Video5 vidéos
Basic Principles and Evidence for Evolution (G)17 min
Acceptance of Evolution (G)13 min
Responding to Criticisms of Evolutionary Theory (G)12 min
Interview with Jerry Coyne (G)30 min
Reading1 lecture
Supplemental Materials, Evidence for Evolution10 min
Week
2
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2 heures pour terminer

Genetics I

An introduction to basic transmission genetics and inheritance. This module reflects what is often covered in high school biology courses in the USA....
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6 vidéos (Total 74 min), 1 lecture, 2 quiz
Video6 vidéos
Inheritance (G)11 min
Genetic Scales (S)11 min
Mitosis, Meiosis, and Ploidy (S)8 min
Basic Single-Gene Inheritance (G)15 min
X-Linked Inheritance and Independent Assortment (S)16 min
Reading1 lecture
Supplemental Materials, Genetics I10 min
Quiz2 exercices pour s'entraîner
Genetics Problem Set 112 min
Genetics I Quiz20 min
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3
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2 heures pour terminer

Genetics II

This module delves somewhat more deeply into genetics and specifically the concept of "recombination." It begins to discuss how recombination is leveraged in classic genetic works as well as mapping simple genetic traits using crosses or data from natural populations. ...
Reading
7 vidéos (Total 97 min), 1 lecture, 2 quiz
Video7 vidéos
Calculation of Recombination Distance (S)15 min
Generating a Gene Map (S)11 min
Bonus Video: A More Challenging Problem (S)9 min
Genetic Mapping (S)11 min
Mapping Traits Relative to Markers in a Cross (S)11 min
Mapping Traits Relative to Markers in a Population (S)21 min
Reading1 lecture
Supplemental Materials, Genetics II10 min
Quiz2 exercices pour s'entraîner
Genetics Problem Set 222 min
Genetics II Quiz20 min
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4
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2 heures pour terminer

Genetics III

This module delves even more deeply into the complexities of the genetics underlying traits,the origin of genetic variation, and how "complex" traits (ones controlled by multiple genes) are studied genetically....
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6 vidéos (Total 75 min), 1 lecture, 2 quiz
Video6 vidéos
Shortcomings of the Single Gene Model (G)19 min
Mutation Rates (S)10 min
Mapping Complex Traits (S)11 min
Complex Traits in Crosses (S)9 min
Genome-wide Association Studies (S)12 min
Reading1 lecture
Supplemental Materials, Genetics III10 min
Quiz2 exercices pour s'entraîner
Genetics Problem Set 316 min
Genetics III Quiz20 min
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Meilleurs avis

par YHJul 4th 2017

The course is really interesting! I love the way the professor demonstrate genetics theories by countless examples and evidence. And those questions about debates in genetics are thought-provoking!

par TNSep 28th 2017

Very good course that prepared me for Genetics at Pima Community College in Tucson. I am able to follow the lectures and actually understand what is being presented. I am glad I took this course.

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Dr. Mohamed Noor

Earl D. McLean Professor and Chair,
Biology

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