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Skills you will gain

BioinformaticsStatisticsData ScienceComputational Biology

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Approx. 8 hours to complete


Subtitles: English

Learners taking this Course are

  • Biologists
  • Scientists
  • Biostatisticians
  • Researchers
  • User Experience Researchers

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

2 hours to complete


8 videos (Total 81 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
What Is Genomics?7m
What Is Genomic Data Science?8m
Just Enough Cell Biology8m
Important Molecules in Molecular Biology7m
The Human Genome Project17m
Molecular Biology Structures9m
From Genes to Phenotypes9m
2 readings
Pre-Course Survey10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 1: Overview and Molecular Biology20m
1 hour to complete

Measurement Technology

3 videos (Total 25 min), 1 quiz
3 videos
Next Generation Sequencing7m
Applications of Sequencing8m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 2: Measurement Technology20m
1 hour to complete

Computing Technology

6 videos (Total 39 min), 1 quiz
6 videos
Memory and Data Structures6m
Software Engineering8m
What is Computational Biology Software11m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 3: Computing Technology20m
2 hours to complete

Data Science Technology

10 videos (Total 55 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
10 videos
What Went Wrong?4m
The Central Dogma of Statistics3m
Data Sharing Plans4m
Getting Help with Statistics2m
Plotting Your Data5m
Sample Size and Variability7m
Statistical Significance6m
Multiple Testing7m
Study Design, Batch Effects, and Confounding7m
2 readings
Course Project Instructions and Reading10m
Post-Course Survey10m
2 practice exercises
Quiz 4: Data Science Technology20m
Course Project20m
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Top reviews from Introduction to Genomic Technologies

By KKNov 21st 2017

Relatively nice introduction course, contents are maybe rather limited, yet as an instructive course, it does provide a clear overview which correlates well with the required answers for the quizzes!

By GHOct 6th 2019

This course provides a gentle introduction to the concepts and terminology associated with genomics. As someone who never took a biology course in high school or university, this course is perfect.



Steven Salzberg, PhD

Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, and Biostatistics

Jeff Leek, PhD

Associate Professor, Biostatistics
Bloomberg School of Public Health

About Johns Hopkins University

The mission of The Johns Hopkins University is to educate its students and cultivate their capacity for life-long learning, to foster independent and original research, and to bring the benefits of discovery to the world....

About the Genomic Data Science Specialization

With genomics sparks a revolution in medical discoveries, it becomes imperative to be able to better understand the genome, and be able to leverage the data and information from genomic datasets. Genomic Data Science is the field that applies statistics and data science to the genome. This Specialization covers the concepts and tools to understand, analyze, and interpret data from next generation sequencing experiments. It teaches the most common tools used in genomic data science including how to use the command line, along with a variety of software implementation tools like Python, R, Bioconductor, and Galaxy. This Specialization is designed to serve as both a standalone introduction to genomic data science or as a perfect compliment to a primary degree or postdoc in biology, molecular biology, or genetics, for scientists in these fields seeking to gain familiarity in data science and statistical tools to better interact with the data in their everyday work. To audit Genomic Data Science courses for free, visit https://www.coursera.org/jhu, click the course, click Enroll, and select Audit. Please note that you will not receive a Certificate of Completion if you choose to Audit....
Genomic Data Science

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