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About the Course

Introduction to Genetics and Evolution is a college-level class being offered simultaneously to new students at Duke University. The course gives interested people a very basic overview of some principles behind these very fundamental areas of biology. We often hear about new "genome sequences," commercial kits that can tell you about your ancestry (including pre-human) from your DNA or disease predispositions, debates about the truth of evolution, why animals behave the way they do, and how people found "genetic evidence for natural selection." This course provides the basic biology you need to understand all of these issues better, tries to clarify some misconceptions, and tries to prepare students for future, more advanced coursework in Biology (and especially evolutionary genetics). No prior coursework is assumed....

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May 29, 2020

I recommend this course for someone who is interested in learning of basics of population genetics and evolutionary processes. Prof. Noor is a very good teacher and I like his explanation of concepts.


Jul 04, 2017

The course is really interesting! I love the way the professor demonstrate genetics theories by countless examples and evidence. And those questions about debates in genetics are thought-provoking!

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By Danish S T

Jul 13, 2020

A very interesting course. Taught really well by Dr. Noor.

By Deleted A

Jul 17, 2016

Very engaging lectures and helpful complementary materials

By Marek C

Sep 24, 2018

Comprehensive, accurate difficulty level and interesting.

By Diana S A

Jun 07, 2016

very interesting!, just begining and i liked it very much

By Jacek B

Apr 04, 2016

Perfectly done, dynamic, manageable, with sense of humor.

By Fariha K

Aug 24, 2020

i have learnt a lot of things related to my subject.

By Karen G

Mar 16, 2017

love the Prof! This is a great, informative course.

By harshal D

Feb 18, 2019

its an awesome review for genetics college class.

By furyroad

Oct 23, 2017

Learning lessons from scientist is really awesome

By Andrea A P

Jul 02, 2020

Such a great course. Great team and professor!

By Emma W

Jul 20, 2020

Very thorough, challenging, and interesting!

By Christina B

Dec 13, 2015

Fun, interesting and well explained lectures

By Dhruti M

Aug 05, 2017

Excellent course, topics are well-explained

By Anastasia

May 26, 2019

Such an amazing course, thank you so much!

By David H

Mar 12, 2019

Best course that I have completed, to date

By Luka Ž

Jun 11, 2016

One of the best courses here at Coursera.

By Tony F

Mar 07, 2016

Excellent Course. Thoroughly recommended

By Luis R G

Jul 21, 2020

Amazing all the information you can get

By Aihua L

Jul 19, 2020

Excellent lecturer, wonderful teaching!

By Hammad u r

Dec 16, 2018

I learned many knowledge in this course


Jan 11, 2019

Good way to improve basic of Genetics.

By Daniel L

Jun 25, 2018

Great course, and a great professor!!

By Shaamim U A

Sep 23, 2016

A great course with a great professor

By Francisco C V

Jan 06, 2016

Amazing teacher and very interesting.

By Moses C

Dec 27, 2015

Great class...wonderful presentation.