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Named a top 50 MOOC of all time by Class Central! This course begins a series of classes illustrating the power of computing in modern biology. Please join us on the frontier of bioinformatics to look for hidden messages in DNA without ever needing to put on a lab coat. In the first half of the course, we investigate DNA replication, and ask the question, where in the genome does DNA replication begin? We will see that we can answer this question for many bacteria using only some straightforward algorithms to look for hidden messages in the genome. In the second half of the course, we examine a different biological question, when we ask which DNA patterns play the role of molecular clocks. The cells in your body manage to maintain a circadian rhythm, but how is this achieved on the level of DNA? Once again, we will see that by knowing which hidden messages to look for, we can start to understand the amazingly complex language of DNA. Perhaps surprisingly, we will apply randomized algorithms, which roll dice and flip coins in order to solve problems. Finally, you will get your hands dirty and apply existing software tools to find recurring biological motifs within genes that are responsible for helping Mycobacterium tuberculosis go "dormant" within a host for many years before causing an active infection....



This course is very very good. Challenging at times. It does not hold your hand at all times and sometimes requires research to solve some of the problems, but I like the community and the approach.


Excellent introduction to bioinformatics. They put a lot of heart and thought into the design of the course. I will continue to use the concepts I've learned in and out of bioinformatics.


51 - 发现 DNA 中的隐藏信息(生物信息学 I) 的 75 個評論(共 188 個)

創建者 Alex M


The interactive lessons are excellent! Especially with the optional break-out lessons to dive deeper.

創建者 Olaf W


Great content, very well structured. Loved the interactive text with the graded coding exercises.

創建者 Brian A


Doing the Honors track. It's hard, but extremely rewarding! Thanks for making an awesome course.

創建者 Julian A S


Clear and well-formatted. No instructional support in the forums was disappointing, though.

創建者 Jacobson O


I wish I could give it a 6-star. Awesome content; generous problem sets; worth the money.

創建者 Mohamed E


An excellent Course, The course left me more enthusiastic about Bio-informatics , Thanks

創建者 Yichi S


Very nice introductory course. Well designed and very interactive. I really love it.

創建者 Hugo E C A


One great course, however there is not a lot of people to qualify your assignments

創建者 John K F E


Great introduction to Python and Algorithms and its application to Bioinformatics

創建者 Alina F


After completing only one Week I am absolutely sure that this course is amazing!

創建者 Jeff L


great course. particularly the coding part is challenging, but i learned a lot.

創建者 Swaprakash Y


An amazing course to apply computer skills to a biomedical engineering stream!

創建者 Liang Y


I can learn a lot from the simple samples but I think I still have a long way.

創建者 Jussi R


Cool stuff, I didn't even realize how close we are computational linguistics.

創建者 Adrien L


Excellent teachers, excellent assignments. My favorite MOOC so far, congrats!

創建者 Fabio J F


Some activities were unnecessary but coding up the algorithms was a treat :)

創建者 Sri M K


This course has been a lot of fun. However, I would like to experience more!

創建者 Zack X


In depth and comprehensive coverage of the topics in genetic data analysis.

創建者 gunman4kill


great course really oned my eye on the programming part of bioinformatics

創建者 ChenYuexi


Those pseudocode help a lot. And this course helps me start coding.

創建者 Mare B


Very interesting course for those who want to learn new algorithms.

創建者 Nicolas S V


Insightful and introductory course to the bioinformatics world.

創建者 Dragica J


Very interesting course! I am enrolling to bioinformatics II :)

創建者 Anil K P


I like the intersection of computer science and biology!

創建者 Mousa J A


A really nice course that links biology and programming