Aug 08, 2017
This course provided me a very quick overview of all the core concepts pertaining to DNA sequencing. It is very well organized, crystal clear demonstration of concepts and I really enjoyed the course.
Jul 07, 2019
This is the best course so far in this specialization. I enjoyed the way both instructors explained the concepts using simple analogies. It was a really productive month for me!
創建者 Valdir B J•
Mar 17, 2018
Very good lectures. Some of the homework assignments were kind of hard though (and no help in the discussion forums).
創建者 Ana P•
Jun 04, 2017
Great teaching, very interesting content. Only missing some checking of the contents (homework pages especially).
創建者 Horațiu P•
Apr 15, 2016
Awesome course. I recommend it to all how like programming and biology, specially DNA.
創建者 SHAN Z K•
Nov 20, 2017
It's better to get familiar with python and start the class
Apr 30, 2017
It's a little bit hard for the fresh guys
創建者 ELISA W•
May 17, 2018
I am torn about this class. On one hand, there was some good information, and I definitely learned more throughout the course. On the other hand, as a biologist trying to learn programming, this course was insufficient. Very little of the programming code was explained (and considered obvious?). I spent a lot of time googling to understand the code so that I could not only learn but complete the assignments. There are some concepts (like the use of __init__) which I still do not understand. Also, the "hints" to accomplish the homework assignments were definitely not well explained. I only managed to increase the speed of my programs by going through the discussion forums for hours until I found something that helped.
Also, as a biologist, it is obvious that this course is not designed so that a computer programmer learns much about the biology. A simple (but necessary!!) change would be to refer to the left and right as 5' and 3'. Using biological terminology would have helped me understand what the lecturer was talking about.
Plainly, this is a course for a computer person to learn more code. It could be taught to do so much more!!
創建者 Christos G•
Feb 14, 2016
The subject of the course is very interesting. Lectures are very engaging and professors do a great job explaining abstract concepts. On the other hand, assignments are extremely difficult and frustrating. The lack of feedback for the assignments leaves you with important knowledge gaps and that's a serious flaw for a course that offers so much most of the time.
Dec 24, 2019
I feel this course is getting old, mainly the parts that use R. R software /modules are used are outdated and not supported by latest R versions. There is no instruction as to how to make the software work,or exactly which older R version supports what is required to get classes 6 and 7 done. + the virtual box recommended for Course 5 the command line course is not working under Windows 10. There is no info as to if Windows 7 is required. + It appears there is no support either. I have loaded linux on my window 10. Will try coursera 5 one more time. The problem with this program is it takes way, way too much time to get the software to work. And coursera and the teachers do not seem to have response at all.
創建者 Badr E A•
Jun 28, 2019
it is so difficult for the beginner biologists, without help from the professionals I would not pass in the homeworks.