I give this course 5 star because I did Bioinformatics I and I totally enjoy it.\n\nThis is where programming can be fun, and practical, and you'll learn some basic biology too.\n\nWhat's not to love?
I learned a lot from this difficult and time-consuming course! It covers biological concepts using Python. It made learning Python more interesting for me, since I have always loved biology.
By Helena C P d A B•
It's good, but I would prefer that the python was taught within the course.
By Zein A Z•
too hard for beginners, it started simple and escalated to hard very fast
By Abraham M E•
It is a little bit basic, but a great introduction to bioinformatics
By María A B•
I have learnt a lot, but sometimes I missed some help or feedback.
By Kirolos M•
Great for beginners ,yet with some to-be-cleared concepts
A little difficult for beginners but definitely worthy!!
By David G•
Very interesting course. Thanks for putting it together.
By Jixiang P•
The course is too easy even as a beginning level course
By Yash G•
A lot to learn, but still not very east for sure
By Abderrazak I•
I really enjoyed this course, thanks to coursera
By Xue, L•
lecture video will be better than words
By Nitika B•
nice course but need litle more detail
By Fikrat T•
The course was amazing!
By david h•
very challenging course
By Michelle B V•
It was a great course!
By Mario E S•
VERY GOOD. CONGRATS!
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By Helena M•
This course is pretty interesting, but I wouldn't say it's a course for beginners. It gets into some quite complex algorithms without a huge amount of explanation and expects you to do a lot of extra work in CodeAcademy (though if you have programming experience, you can obviously skip this). With the work in CodeAcademy, I'd say this course takes 2-3 times longer than it recommends. I'm not a computer scientist so did find some sections quite hard to follow, and the explanation isn't always great (I couldn't figure out one of the answers in the final quiz, even after going through all the explanation and FAQ again). However, the content is very interesting and I found the videos really useful.
By Roger T•
This is not a beginner's course unless you already have previous programming experience. The Python lessons are just samples taken from a completely different curriculum on Codecademy and poorly integrated into the bio-centric course content. The lessons are disjointed, taken out of context, and some of the examples are using the wrong version of Python and missing parentheses. It would be a lot better if they took the time to actually craft custom Python lessons designed specifically for this course instead of using ill-fitting lessons from other classes.
By Carla M C•
Es un curso que está bien para iniciarse en la Bioinformática con Python. Sin embargo, hacia la mitad del curso los contenidos son demasiado complejos para quienes no han trabajado anteriormente en este campo. Debería ser un poco más básico para que pueda seguirse hasta el final y aprender de verdad.
Además, creo que los problemas biológicos que se plantean son demasiado concretos. Estaría bien conocer, a un nivel básico, la utilidad de estas herramientas en Biología-Biomedicina.
By Keona B•
I have taken programming courses and a genetics course for my degree. This course has been good practice for me, putting my previous knowledge together. Unfortunately, the course includes terminology/concepts a true beginner would need much longer to grasp than the estimated time. Students need to be prepared to participate in discussions and search online if they want a deeper understanding. Code academy is also a necessary part of the process for true beginners.
By Ahmad M•
The course was really amazing, but one point is that it was really really difficult. In my opinion, it did not take into consideration the student completely new to Python. It should've been easier or it should have a lot of hints and ways to support and tell the student what to do if they get stuck.
However, in general, I learnt a lot and for the first time in my life about this area of science.
Thank you very much!
By Putri A A•
This course is really great and eye-opening! However, this course is for people with computer science/programming background that are new to molecular biology. I struggled a lot trying to understand the programming part since I have plant genetic & breeding background. I recommend to learn and understand programming language first before going to this course. Thumbs up to everyone who survived!