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BioinformaticsGraph TheoryBioinformatics AlgorithmsPython Programming
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Beginner Level
Approx. 22 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: French, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, English, Spanish

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University of California San Diego

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

5 hours to complete

Week 1: Introduction to Sequence Alignment

5 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 51 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
7 videos
From Sequence Comparison to Biological Insights 10m
The Alignment Game and the Longest Common Subsequence Problem 3m
The Manhattan Tourist Problem 6m
The Change Problem 10m
Dynamic Programming and Backtracking Pointers 6m
From Manhattan to the Alignment Graph 9m
2 readings
Course Details10m
Week 1 FAQs (Optional)
1 practice exercise
Week 1 Quiz15m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Week 2: From Finding a Longest Path to Aligning DNA Strings

2 hours to complete
1 video (Total 11 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
1 reading
Week 2 FAQs (Optional)
1 practice exercise
Week 2 Quiz15m
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Week 3: Advanced Topics in Sequence Alignment

4 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 29 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
3 videos
Space-Efficient Sequence Alignment 10m
Multiple Sequence Alignment 13m
1 reading
Week 3 FAQs (Optional)
1 practice exercise
Week 3 Quiz15m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Week 4: Genome Rearrangements and Fragility

4 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 36 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
5 videos
Sorting by Reversals 4m
Breakpoint Theorem 5m
Rearrangements in Tumor Genomes 5m
2-Breaks 7m
1 reading
Week 4 FAQs (Optional)
1 practice exercise
Week 4 Quiz15m

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About the Bioinformatics Specialization

Join Us in a Top 50 MOOC of All Time! How do we sequence and compare genomes? How do we identify the genetic basis for disease? How do we construct an evolutionary Tree of Life for all species on Earth? When you complete this Specialization, you will learn how to answer many questions in modern biology that have become inseparable from the computational approaches used to solve them. You will also obtain a toolkit of existing software resources built on these computational approaches and that are used by thousands of biologists every day in one of the fastest growing fields in science. Although this Specialization centers on computational topics, you do not need to know how to program in order to complete it. If you are interested in programming, we feature an "Honors Track" (called "hacker track" in previous runs of the course). The Honors Track allows you to implement the bioinformatics algorithms that you will encounter along the way in dozens of automatically graded coding challenges. By completing the Honors Track, you will be a bioinformatics software professional! Learn more about the Bioinformatics Specialization (including why we are wearing these crazy outfits) by watching our introductory video. You can purchase the Specialization's print companion, Bioinformatics Algorithms: An Active Learning Approach, from the textbook website. Our first course, "Finding Hidden Messages in DNA", was named a top-50 MOOC of all time by Class Central!...
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