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Beginner Level
Approx. 9 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

5 hours to complete

Week 1: Introduction to Clustering Algorithms

5 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 33 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
5 videos
Which Yeast Genes are Responsible for Wine Making? 6m
Gene Expression Matrices 6m
Clustering as an Optimization Problem 10m
The Lloyd Algorithm for k-Means Clustering 5m
2 readings
Course Details10m
Week 1 FAQs (Optional)
1 practice exercise
Week 1 Quiz20m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Week 2: Advanced Clustering Techniques

4 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 35 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
5 videos
From Coin Flipping to k-Means Clustering 4m
Expectation Maximization 7m
Soft k-Means Clustering 3m
Hierarchical Clustering 7m
1 reading
Week 2 FAQs (Optional)
1 practice exercise
Week 2 Quiz15m
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

Week 3: Introductory Algorithms in Population Genetics

1 hour to complete
2 readings
2 readings
Statement on This Week's Material10m
How Have Humans Populated the Earth?10m
1 practice exercise
Week 3 Quiz10m

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About the Bioinformatics Specialization

Join Us in a Top 50 MOOC of All Time! How do we sequence and compare genomes? How do we identify the genetic basis for disease? How do we construct an evolutionary Tree of Life for all species on Earth? When you complete this Specialization, you will learn how to answer many questions in modern biology that have become inseparable from the computational approaches used to solve them. You will also obtain a toolkit of existing software resources built on these computational approaches and that are used by thousands of biologists every day in one of the fastest growing fields in science. Although this Specialization centers on computational topics, you do not need to know how to program in order to complete it. If you are interested in programming, we feature an "Honors Track" (called "hacker track" in previous runs of the course). The Honors Track allows you to implement the bioinformatics algorithms that you will encounter along the way in dozens of automatically graded coding challenges. By completing the Honors Track, you will be a bioinformatics software professional! Learn more about the Bioinformatics Specialization (including why we are wearing these crazy outfits) by watching our introductory video. You can purchase the Specialization's print companion, Bioinformatics Algorithms: An Active Learning Approach, from the textbook website. Our first course, "Finding Hidden Messages in DNA", was named a top-50 MOOC of all time by Class Central!...
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