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BioinformaticsBiopythonPython ProgrammingGenomics

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Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

2 hours to complete

Week One

5 videos (Total 58 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
5 videos
Lecture 2.3 - First Steps Toward Programming Part 3 (8:57)8m
Lecture 2.4 - First Steps Toward Programming Part 4 (9:58)9m
3 readings
Pre-Course Survey10m
2 practice exercises
Lecture 1 Quiz6m
Lecture 2 Quiz24m
1 hour to complete

Week Two

4 videos (Total 50 min), 2 quizzes
2 practice exercises
Lecture 3 Quiz20m
Lecture 4 Quiz20m
1 hour to complete

Week Three

4 videos (Total 38 min), 2 quizzes
2 practice exercises
Lecture 5 Quiz20m
Lecture 6 Quiz12m
2 hours to complete

Week Four

4 videos (Total 46 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
2 readings
Final Exam Instructions10m
Post Course Survey10m
3 practice exercises
Lecture 7 Quiz10m
Lecture 8 Quiz10m
Final Exam (Read Instructions First)20m
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Top reviews from Python for Genomic Data Science

By KRJul 17th 2018

A very good course for its length and the amount of time it requires. It improved my python skills and knowledge of Genomics. I'm more engaged in my pursuits than before taking the course.

By JDOct 7th 2017

Easy to understand and very powerful examples. Not just it made me familiar with python, it also made it easy for me to teach to my students and inspire them to pursue python further.



Mihaela Pertea, PhD

Assistant Professor
Center for Computational Biology

Steven Salzberg, PhD

Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, and Biostatistics

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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  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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