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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 Marinela S

Sep 10, 2020

This is my favorite course so far :)

By Tuga H H H

Aug 15, 2020

thank you for the excellent course

By Sohil A

Dec 18, 2017

Great course with a great teacher!

By Sindhura

Jun 27, 2016

The lectures are very informative.

By James S

Mar 09, 2020

Brilliant course. Thanks so much!

By De K F

May 29, 2020

Learned a lot, very good course!

By Devansh K

May 24, 2020

excellent course, really enjoyed

By Elizabeth B

Dec 01, 2015

Little bit hard, but very funny.

By Juan C D M

Mar 02, 2017

Everyone should do this course!


Jun 13, 2020

Course was really interesting.

By Anna S

May 23, 2017

Excellent course, many thanks!

By Yixin Z

Jun 12, 2020

Very helpful and interesting.

By Jack K

Feb 03, 2016

Excellent course and teacher.

By Carlos A C G

Apr 05, 2019

Thank you!!

Forever yours!!!

By Suneet B

Jan 23, 2016

good to gain more knowledge


Jun 29, 2020

this is a very good course

By Islam A

Aug 23, 2019

Thanks a lot doctor Noor!

By 何奕丹

Jan 23, 2019


By hoscolee

Oct 15, 2016

老师讲的很好 对一些基本概念有了深刻的理解

By Fatai A O

Nov 19, 2018

It was very helpful

By Wenjun W

Jul 08, 2018

Really helpful!!!!!

By wang m

Mar 27, 2017


By Hansel L C

Jun 24, 2020

Excelente curso

By Ricardo V

Feb 08, 2020

Great class!!!!

By Marc M

Jun 06, 2020

Very detailed.