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Semaine
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2 heures pour terminer

Course Orientation

You will become familiar with the course, your classmates, and our learning environment. The orientation will also help you obtain the technical skills required for the course....
Reading
2 videos (Total 11 min), 4 lectures, 2 quiz
Reading4 lectures
Syllabus15 min
About the Discussion Forums5 min
Updating Your Profile5 min
Social Media5 min
Quiz2 exercices pour s'entraîner
Orientation Quiz10 min
Demographics Survey5 min
Heures pour terminer
7 heures pour terminer

What Is a Genome and Why Do We Care?

Genes, genomes, DNA: these words have slipped into our daily news cycles and our awareness, but what they actually mean often remains unclear. In these lessons, we aim to give you, not just the Biology 101 explanation of what a genome is, but a real-life perspective on why you already care about genomics – perhaps in ways you didn’t even realize. Are you interested in where your food comes from, what health conditions you are most likely to develop, what fish will share your aquarium most successfully? Genomes are a key to finding a better answer to these and other everyday questions....
Reading
11 videos (Total 56 min), 5 quiz
Video11 vidéos
The Book of Life5 min
Two Flavors of Research: Exploration and Application4 min
What Is Genomics Good For?5 min
Reverse-Engineering the Machinery of Life6 min
Basic Components of Life6 min
What Is Life?6 min
Why Does Life Exist?5 min
How Do We Recognize Life?6 min
Analyzing Living Cells6 min
Module 1 Conclusion1 min
Quiz3 exercices pour s'entraîner
All Roads Lead through Genomics15 min
Life: Here and There, Now and Then15 min
Week 1 Quiz30 min
Semaine
2
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7 heures pour terminer

What Were the First Genomes Like and How Do They Work Now?

You may have seen DNA visually represented in different ways: a twisted ladder, a tangle of string, an array of sloppy X shapes, a row of letters. But what is DNA actually doing, and how does it relate to genes and the genome? How are scientists able to move from studying the physical structure of the genome to understanding its functionality? This module will help you become more comfortable with these ideas....
Reading
11 videos (Total 49 min), 5 quiz
Video11 vidéos
Understanding Complex Systems3 min
What Is DNA?3 min
What Is a Genome?4 min
The Grammar of Genomes6 min
How Do We Read Genomes?6 min
Genomics and Computing: P2P6 min
High-Performance Biological Computing5 min
Equalizing Access to Genomics of Health3 min
Challenges in Supercomputing (Optional)7 min
Module 2 Conclusion1 min
Quiz3 exercices pour s'entraîner
Genome Nuts and Bolts15 min
Genome Sequencing15 min
Week 2 Quiz30 min
Semaine
3
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7 heures pour terminer

How Can We Use Genomes to Understand the Healthy Body and Fight Diseases?

Often, we hear about genes only when something goes wrong – when mutations, mistakes made in the DNA sequence, cause a disease like cancer cystic fibrosis. But what happens inside our cells that leads from a mutation in DNA to the physical symptoms of a disease? Why do some mutations cause positive outcomes, or no change at all? To answer these questions, we take a closer look at how information flows from genes, to RNA, to proteins, to all the physical structures and processes that make up living things....
Reading
14 videos (Total 72 min), 6 quiz
Video14 vidéos
Biology's Big Two3 min
The Gene to Protein Pipeline5 min
What Do Proteins Do, and How?6 min
How Do Proteins Evolve?4 min
Horizontal Gene Transfer: Caring About DNA Sharing5 min
Why Do We Study Microbes?7 min
Antibiotics and the Microbial Arms Race9 min
The Revolution of Protein Science5 min
The Protein Science Facility at the CBC4 min
Complexity from Simplicity6 min
Pathways to Understanding the Mind5 min
Mapping the Genomic Landscape5 min
Module 3 Conclusion1 min
Quiz4 exercices pour s'entraîner
The Central Dogma15 min
Microbes and Drug Resistance15 min
Gene Interactions15 min
Week 3 Quiz30 min
Semaine
4
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8 heures pour terminer

What Can Genomes Tell Us About How to Grow New Organs or New Crops?

If all the cells in all the tissues and organs of our bodies have the same genome, how is it that they can look so different? How does a hair cell, a white blood cell, or a brain cell know what to do or where to go? The answer can be found by looking beyond the structure of the genome, into the timing of its activities. Recognizing how the information stored in the genome can be used in flexible ways shows us how living things can develop and change over time....
Reading
13 videos (Total 67 min), 7 quiz
Video13 vidéos
Changing the Nature of Medicine4 min
The Identity Crisis of Newborn Cells8 min
Biomaterials & Human Health5 min
Why Study Development in Mammals?6 min
Studying Limb Development: Four Thumbs Up?4 min
The Who, Where, and When of Genes in Development10 min
Adaptation & Evolution4 min
What Is a Genetically Modified Organism?4 min
Ozone and Plant Health5 min
Preparing Crops for Climate Change3 min
Fear of GMOs6 min
Module 4 Conclusion1 min
Quiz5 exercices pour s'entraîner
Guiding Tissue Growth15 min
Endless Forms15 min
Adapting to Change15 min
Concerns About GMOs15 min
Week 4 Quiz30 min

Enseignant

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Dr. Gene E. Robinson

Director, Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology; Swanlund Chair; Center for Advanced Study Professor of Entomology and Neuroscience

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