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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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The course is very good and I learnt a lot from this course. I was able to get the basic understanding of genetics and evolution. The instructor is also magnificent he makes everything simpler.


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Very thorough introduction to the subject. As someone who comes from a math background, the biological terms and theory were explained very well. Dr. Noor was an excellent teacher.

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By Cristina G

Jan 6, 2016

The best course I ever took , easy to understand and interesting to follow

By Benounou M

Dec 23, 2021

Extremely simplified an well explained. The quizzes really test your understanding.

By Lee C E

Jun 24, 2018

A very interesting course. The professor was great and explained the concepts well.

By Sara K

Apr 28, 2017

I really did enjoy this course. Teacher is amazing! It was just too hard for me. :)

By James C

Oct 19, 2016

Excellent course. A must take for anyone interested in DNA, Genetics, or Ancestry.

By Mai S

Aug 18, 2019

Such a pleasure, and very informative. Prof. Noor also has a great sense of humor!

By nanayere a

Jun 20, 2023

It was a wonderful experience studying this course. I have had enough information

By Valeria A B

Feb 1, 2023

Muy buen curso.

Excelentes materiales y las explicaciones del docente muy claras.

By Adil K

Jul 10, 2017

Insightful and fun. Prof Noor explains complicated concepts simply and concisely.

By Cassandra L W

Jun 16, 2017

Loved it. Very informative. I need more though on genetics and gene variations.

By Mateja V

Sep 27, 2020

Fantastic course! I recommend it to anyone interested in genetics and evolution!

By Qianxun W

May 29, 2018

Prof. Noor makes the evolution easy to understand and apply into our daily life.

By Martin d J I A

Aug 26, 2020

Un excelente curso, me dejó mucho conocimiento y una gran experiencia en línea.

By aisha d

May 14, 2022

it was amazing,, the professor wa interactive and the videos were very helful


Oct 25, 2020

Very good way of explaination and good knowledge content packed in one course

By Muhammed S

Feb 11, 2017

A very talented professor, a broad course material covering much information.

By Alfonso M

Jan 17, 2016

Dear Mohamed, thank you for challenging me with this course! We want more....

By Debolina C

Jul 21, 2022

It was good learning this course. Thank You soo much for this oppurtunity

By Nikolaos A

Jul 12, 2022

Comprehensive and informative. An excellent foundation for future studies

By Sofjana G

Feb 24, 2021

Excellent course. The instructor was amazing and really good at teaching.

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.