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About the Course

Are you a living creature? Then, congratulations! You’ve got DNA. But how much do you really know about the microscopic molecules that make you unique? Why is DNA called the “blueprint of life”? What is a “DNA fingerprint”? How do scientists clone DNA? What can DNA teach you about your family history? Are Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) safe? Is it possible to revive dinosaurs by cloning their DNA? DNA Decoded answers these questions and more. If you’re curious about DNA, join Felicia Vulcu and Caitlin Mullarkey, two biochemists from McMaster University, as they explore the structure of DNA, how scientists cracked the genetic code, and what our DNA can tell us about ourselves. Along the way, you’ll learn about the practical techniques that scientists use to analyze our genetic risks, to manipulate DNA, and to develop new treatments for a range of different diseases. Then, step into our virtual lab to perform your own forensic DNA analysis of samples from a crime scene and solve a murder....

Top reviews


Sep 14, 2020

STUDY BUT FUN!! Make me now more curious about DNA and the amazing information that i can get about my ancestors by testing and analyzing my DNA. I never get bored since the week 1 till the end week!


Dec 19, 2022

I have gained lot of information form this course. And the instructors and the method of their teaching is really awesome. I would like to say thank you to the instructors and thank you to coursera.

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Sep 18, 2020

A big stream of biology explained in the most simplest and understandable form. The tutors are really superb. So creative way of teaching.

By Priyanka S

Oct 19, 2019

Excellent teaching by the two professors Dr. Felicia Vulcu and Dr. Caitlin Mullarkey. They made DNA fun and easy to learn. Thanks a lot !

By N. F

Aug 26, 2022

Fun, smart and talented teachers. You made DNA easy. Looking forward to seeing you in future courses e.g. Molecular Biology. Thank you

By Nissey

Jun 26, 2021

This course is exceptionally brilliantly designed, and executed. Enjoyed every single moment learning.... looking forward to a sequel.

By Shahad A

Oct 9, 2022

fantastic approach to teach a fairly difficult topic. Both lecturers have shown deep knowledge and highly creative teaching skills.

By Taimaa A

Aug 16, 2020

it was a great and useful course and it gives me a lot of information about DNA which is an important part of my university courses.

By Lakeram M

Nov 25, 2020

The best course I did so far on Coursera...Excellent contents and very strategic way of learning...I really enjoyed this course.

By Prarthana S

Oct 4, 2020

The course was excellent and it covered all the insights into this amazing code of life . It was truly exciting and interesting.

By Lindsay G

Jul 26, 2020

Cait and Felicia were wonderful teachers. I truly enjoyed this course and more importantly, learned a lot. Thank you very much!

By Sudhanva D

Jul 18, 2020

The way both of you taught was excellent and I really enjoyed the course. Thank you so much for teaching so well. Thanks a lot

By Virgilio G Z

Jun 2, 2020

Great Experience. Thanks to Caitlin and Felicia. They made this course a fabulous and extraordinary trip to the unknown of DNA

By Diego T F d S

Nov 21, 2021

Muitas informações relevantes e esclarecedoras. A energia dessas duas profissionais é incrível! Obrigado e Parabéns, meninas.

By Jateen G

Nov 2, 2021

A wonderful course it helpmed me get good basics about the field i was intrested in I hope more people will find it useful


Jul 3, 2021

Very well designed for better and effective learning as well as making the student to learn the subject in conceptual way.

By Umalakshmi S

Nov 29, 2022

This course taught about DNA in a very easy and interesting way. I enjoyed learning the course with Felicia and Caitlyn.

By Nicole R

Feb 26, 2021

Fantastic course. I really appreciate the effort and creativity the two lecturers put into the course. It was really fun!

By Felisia D N

Apr 8, 2021

I loved how things were explained, and I also loved how I understood the different concepst better while doing quiz!

By Roque M D

Nov 10, 2020

This is very entertaining at the same time educational! These ways of teaching should be instilled in the classroom.

By Maythe R C

Sep 16, 2020

Este curso cumplio con todas mis espectativas aprendi demasiadas cosas y me ayudo a reforzar algunos conocimientos


Apr 6, 2021

Great course, very clear, thorough in its (necessary) conciseness, well taught, inclusive... overally well done!

By Fiza L

Jan 12, 2023

Actually it was really easy course.I would suggest bit difficult course and I really enjoyed a lot in learning

By Christos G

Feb 19, 2021

Very Informative and extremely good explanations of difficult concepts. And with an excellent sense of humor.

By MD. S

Oct 17, 2020

The professors are awesome. I enjoyed a lot during the course. Thanks a lot. I had a great interest in DNA.


Sep 5, 2020

Excelente curso, con un método muy didáctico, comprensible, completo que utiliza simulador de laboratorio.

By Ureah T A S

Sep 2, 2020

I commend Dr. Felicia and Dr. Caitlin on how they made this topic on DNA Decoded very interesting. Cheers!