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Introduction to Genetics and Evolution is a college-level class being offered simultaneously to new students at Duke University. The course gives interested people a very basic overview of some principles behind these very fundamental areas of biology. We often hear about new "genome sequences," commercial kits that can tell you about your ancestry (including pre-human) from your DNA or disease predispositions, debates about the truth of evolution, why animals behave the way they do, and how people found "genetic evidence for natural selection." This course provides the basic biology you need to understand all of these issues better, tries to clarify some misconceptions, and tries to prepare students for future, more advanced coursework in Biology (and especially evolutionary genetics). No prior coursework is assumed....
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BiologyGeneticsEvolutionGenomics
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Approx. 38 hours to complete

Sugerido: 5 hours/week...
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English

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Programa - O que você aprenderá com este curso

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1
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20 minutos para concluir

Welcome to Genetics and Evolution

General introduction to this MOOC, including coverage and expectations....
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2 leituras
Reading2 leituras
Welcome to the Course10min
Course App and Readings10min
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2 horas para concluir

Evidence for Evolution

This module discusses the definition of the word "evolution" in a biological context, evidence for the truth of evolution and common ancestry of species, and public thoughts and misconceptions about biological evolution. This module is optional and will not be included in the course assessments. There are not class discussion forums for this section, as we feel such discussion can happen on other, non-course-related, sites on this topic (of which there are a great many on the internet)....
Reading
5 vídeos (Total de 81 min), 1 leitura
Video5 videos
Basic Principles and Evidence for Evolution (G)17min
Acceptance of Evolution (G)13min
Responding to Criticisms of Evolutionary Theory (G)12min
Interview with Jerry Coyne (G)30min
Reading1 leituras
Supplemental Materials, Evidence for Evolution10min
Week
2
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2 horas para concluir

Genetics I

An introduction to basic transmission genetics and inheritance. This module reflects what is often covered in high school biology courses in the USA....
Reading
6 vídeos (Total de 74 min), 1 leitura, 2 testes
Video6 videos
Inheritance (G)11min
Genetic Scales (S)11min
Mitosis, Meiosis, and Ploidy (S)8min
Basic Single-Gene Inheritance (G)15min
X-Linked Inheritance and Independent Assortment (S)16min
Reading1 leituras
Supplemental Materials, Genetics I10min
Quiz2 exercícios práticos
Genetics Problem Set 112min
Genetics I Quiz20min
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3
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2 horas para concluir

Genetics II

This module delves somewhat more deeply into genetics and specifically the concept of "recombination." It begins to discuss how recombination is leveraged in classic genetic works as well as mapping simple genetic traits using crosses or data from natural populations. ...
Reading
7 vídeos (Total de 97 min), 1 leitura, 2 testes
Video7 videos
Calculation of Recombination Distance (S)15min
Generating a Gene Map (S)11min
Bonus Video: A More Challenging Problem (S)9min
Genetic Mapping (S)11min
Mapping Traits Relative to Markers in a Cross (S)11min
Mapping Traits Relative to Markers in a Population (S)21min
Reading1 leituras
Supplemental Materials, Genetics II10min
Quiz2 exercícios práticos
Genetics Problem Set 222min
Genetics II Quiz20min
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4
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2 horas para concluir

Genetics III

This module delves even more deeply into the complexities of the genetics underlying traits,the origin of genetic variation, and how "complex" traits (ones controlled by multiple genes) are studied genetically....
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6 vídeos (Total de 75 min), 1 leitura, 2 testes
Video6 videos
Shortcomings of the Single Gene Model (G)19min
Mutation Rates (S)10min
Mapping Complex Traits (S)11min
Complex Traits in Crosses (S)9min
Genome-wide Association Studies (S)12min
Reading1 leituras
Supplemental Materials, Genetics III10min
Quiz2 exercícios práticos
Genetics Problem Set 316min
Genetics III Quiz20min
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Melhores avaliações

por YHJul 4th 2017

The course is really interesting! I love the way the professor demonstrate genetics theories by countless examples and evidence. And those questions about debates in genetics are thought-provoking!

por TNSep 28th 2017

Very good course that prepared me for Genetics at Pima Community College in Tucson. I am able to follow the lectures and actually understand what is being presented. I am glad I took this course.

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Dr. Mohamed Noor

Earl D. McLean Professor and Chair,
Biology

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  • No. Completion of a Coursera course does not earn you academic credit from Duke; therefore, Duke is not able to provide you with a university transcript. However, your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile.

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