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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 28, 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 3, 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 Julie T

Sep 5, 2017

This was a great introduction to the subject. Well organized and logical.

By Reem H

Feb 22, 2016

I love the instructor; he's hilarious. This is a very well-taught course.

By Selin B

Feb 23, 2021

Very instructive and the professor always kept the material interesting!

By Ramya S

Jun 27, 2017

Professor Noor is amazing!! I wish I could attend more of his classes :(

By Kate L

Aug 11, 2021

Fantastic! I loved the lecturer and the videos were very interesting.

By Mark M

Jan 30, 2019

Great Guy!!!! I am an adjunct and I use these lectures as inspiration

By He X

Dec 26, 2017

Great entry level class for ppl who want to know more about genetics!

By Mohammed M

Jun 26, 2017

Amazing Course! Dr. Noor is probably the best instructor on coursera!

By Saadullah J K

Aug 9, 2020

best course for undergrad students.DR.NOOR'S teaching is commendable

By Haruka S

May 7, 2018

His lecture is really plain and interesting and I enjoyed the course

By Patricia T

Sep 23, 2017

Awesome course! And I really loved the enthusiasm of the professor.

By Anita T

Sep 9, 2021

T​he instructor was brilliant! I enjoyed listening to him so much!

By Ben N

Jul 2, 2020

Dr Noor is awesome. Can he add another (possibly advanced?) class?

By Amelia E

Jul 15, 2017

Great professor + interesting material = huge success of a course!

By Abe N

Feb 10, 2017

Great Professor, Great material, Great University, Great medium.

By Raul G R

Oct 7, 2020

Excellent course! I´ve learnt a lot. Thank very much, Dr. Noor!

By Anamaria S

Jan 25, 2016

Amazing professor. I am really enjoying this course. Thank you!

By Mark A N

Jan 13, 2016

Great introductory course! I am learning a lot about genetics.

By Ashlee B

Oct 15, 2016

Very informative, and Dr Noor in a genuinely engaging teacher.

By Emma S

Mar 28, 2016

Gets into a lot! And the app fufills my evolution app dreams.

By Huan C

Dec 4, 2020

This is a great class!! I enjoyed it a lot during my study!!

By José D C B

Jun 29, 2020

Excelente curso, tanto por la temática como por el profesor.

By Danish S T

Jul 12, 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.