In this course, we will explore the smaller side of biology: molecular biology. We’ll cover basic topics including cell biology and how cells can go “rogue” and turn into cancer, how energy from the sun is transferred to fuel our bodies, basics of genetics and inheritance, and genetic technologies. At the end of this course, we will discuss ethical and moral implications of several exciting and new genetic technologies.
This course is part of the Biology Everywhere Specialization
About this Course
What you will learn
Explain how the body maintains control of cells and how loss of control can lead to cancer.
Describe how energy is passed through the biosphere and why (most) of life is dependent on the sun.
Explain the basics of genetics, including epigenetics, and how each relates to our phenotype.
Describe at least three different genetic technologies currently impact society and give pro and against arguments for each.
Syllabus - What you will learn from this course
Cells Gone Wild: Cancer
Energy: From The Sun to Your Granola Bar
Mom Genes: DNA, Genetics, and Parenthood
Oh, Brave New World
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TOP REVIEWS FROM THE LITTLE STUFF: ENERGY, CELLS, AND GENETICS
It was very interesting and everything was presented in an easy-to-understand way. Many topics were introduced that are important to know and think about in my opinion. Great course!
I've learned everything at ease with the help of the videos, readings, and quizzes!
This course is great to understand basically to beginner about basic biology, like cells and genetics.
This course has helped me understand more about genetics and the certificate earned would help in the future when finding a job.
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