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BioinformaticsBioinformatics AlgorithmsAlgorithmsPython Programming

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29%

started a new career after completing these courses

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100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

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Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

Approx. 16 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English, Portuguese (Brazilian)

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Week 1: Welcome!

3 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 21 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
3 videos
Where in the Genome Does DNA Replication Begin? (Part 1) (11:37)11m
Where in the Genome Does DNA Replication Begin? (Part 2) (06:24)6m
3 readings
Course Details10m
Week 1 FAQs (Optional)
What is Pseudocode? (Optional)1m
1 practice exercise
Week 1 Quiz15m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Week 2: Finding Replication Origins

3 hours to complete
2 videos (Total 13 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
2 videos
Where in the Genome Does DNA Replication Begin? (Part 4) (04:10)4m
1 reading
Week 2 FAQs (Optional)
1 practice exercise
Week 2 Quiz15m
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Week 3: Hunting for Regulatory Motifs

4 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 23 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
3 videos
From Implanted Patterns to Regulatory Motifs (Part 2) (05:06)5m
From Implanted Patterns to Regulatory Motifs (Part 3) (07:22)7m
1 reading
Week 3 FAQs (Optional)
1 practice exercise
Week 3 Quiz15m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Week 4: How Rolling Dice Helps Us Find Regulatory Motifs

3 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 26 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
3 videos
How Rolling Dice Helps Us Find Regulatory Motifs (Part 2) (05:37)5m
How Rolling Dice Helps Us Find Regulatory Motifs (Part 3) (07:46)7m
1 reading
Week 4 FAQs (Optional)
1 practice exercise
Week 4 Quiz15m

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!...
Bioinformatics

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  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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