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Comentários e feedback de alunos de Biology Meets Programming: Bioinformatics for Beginners da instituição Universidade da Califórnia, San Diego

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Sobre o curso

Are you interested in learning how to program (in Python) within a scientific setting? This course will cover algorithms for solving various biological problems along with a handful of programming challenges helping you implement these algorithms in Python. It offers a gently-paced introduction to our Bioinformatics Specialization (, preparing learners to take the first course in the Specialization, "Finding Hidden Messages in DNA" ( Each of the four weeks in the course will consist of two required components. First, an interactive textbook provides Python programming challenges that arise from real biological problems. If you haven't programmed in Python before, not to worry! We provide "Just-in-Time" exercises from the Codecademy Python track ( And each page in our interactive textbook has its own discussion forum, where you can interact with other learners. Second, each week will culminate in a summary quiz. Lecture videos are also provided that accompany the material, but these videos are optional....

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17 de Abr de 2016

I give this course 5 star because I did Bioinformatics I and I totally enjoy it.\n\nThis is where programming can be fun, and practical, and you'll learn some basic biology too.\n\nWhat's not to love?

15 de Ago de 2017

I learned a lot from this difficult and time-consuming course! It covers biological concepts using Python. It made learning Python more interesting for me, since I have always loved biology.

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326 — 340 de 340 Avaliações para o Biology Meets Programming: Bioinformatics for Beginners

por Víctor R D

15 de Ago de 2020

It has been the most stressful and frustrating course, certainly not for beginners.

por Spencer P

16 de Jun de 2020

Its called Bioinformatics for "Beginners", when it is still extremely difficult.

por Vidya B

15 de Jun de 2020

This course is not for begginers. please change tag line.but good to learn

por Jad A

19 de Jan de 2021

Takes A LOT more time than they say and the explanations aren't clear

por Vaishnavi R

8 de Jun de 2020

This course is definitely not for beginners.

por Lina S P R

9 de Jan de 2021


por Kaelyn B

8 de Nov de 2020

This course was supposed to be for beginners, but I found that this is not the case at all. I had to spend about 10 hours a week for about four months outside of the course using other resources to actually be able to complete it. The fact that each question in the interactive learner does not show the full code is extremely limiting and frustrating for people completely new to learning to code. I would not recommend this course to others as a result.

por Berea R A

20 de Jan de 2021

As a biologist, I find this course way more avanced than for beginners.

The Codecademy links provided are useful and do teach the basics of programming, however the Stepik tasks associated are far beyond what's explained on Codecademy, giving me the impression that to be able to pass this course you need to have a basics on programming more than on biology.

Mad respect to the biologists that are able to finish this course without going crazy.

por Georgios K

26 de Nov de 2020

This course is definitely not for beginners. It takes too much more time than it mentions and fails to guide beginners in the bioinformatics field properly. Would not recommend it at all.

por Nicolás F T O

19 de Fev de 2021

This course is terrible, it's poorly explained and it's by no means for beginners, a lie, I can't find a way to quit this course but if I knew I would do it immediately.

por Kushagra J

18 de Ago de 2020

The course is surely not for beginners and it takes a lot more time than 4 hours a week.

por Hesham A

27 de Ago de 2020

Not for beginners and the output window is badly programmed.

por Gamal A E N M A E N

17 de Set de 2020

its not for beginners

por Jeremy L P

15 de Jan de 2021

not for beginners