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Learner Reviews & Feedback for DNA Decoded by McMaster University

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235 reviews

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!

Aug 27, 2019

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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By Syeda L T

Nov 25, 2020

It was informational course along with bieng fun

By Paphitchaya T

Feb 11, 2021

I loved this course. Thanks Falicia and Caitlin

By Sahana.S

Jul 2, 2020

I really enjoy the sessions. Thank you so much

By S

Sep 30, 2020

Very well presented. The mentors were awesome

By mohamed s m k

Dec 25, 2020

In fact, it is really so good and enjoyable

By Sohrab B

Feb 24, 2018

Very informative and would recommend it 100%

By jinti t

Apr 10, 2020

I love this class. Thank you for your help.

By Kathleen M M

Sep 26, 2020

Very informative and equally entertaining!


Sep 10, 2020

Magnificent, dynamic and very interesting.

By Shwetha.p

Apr 28, 2020

Wonderful course. Worth taking the course

By vaishnavi s

Sep 26, 2020

Useful, gained knowledge, worth the time

By Shivam B

Jun 20, 2020

awesome course...very well ways to teach

By Rashik E

Jun 13, 2020

Very effective course for the beginners.

By Edwin G

Jun 7, 2020

Thank you! I have gained more knowledge.

By Stefan R

Aug 13, 2020

It was fun and easy to learn new things


Aug 11, 2020

Thanks for advance knowledge sharing

By Cavanshir D

Apr 23, 2020

I learned a lot about DNA. Thank you

By Jaydeep K R

Jun 25, 2020

It was very intutive course on dna.

By evenezer y k

Jul 7, 2019

wonderful lecture full of knowledge

By Amanda L

Oct 31, 2020

Easy to understand and comprehend.

By Omar A G A

Nov 30, 2020

The best course I have ever taken

By 王宪赓

Oct 30, 2020

This course makes me fond of DNA!

By kim M

Aug 9, 2020

very informative and interesting!

By Diego B V

Dec 8, 2020

super fun and informative!

By Danielle V O A

Jul 27, 2020

EXcellent. Congratulations