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Introduction to Genetics and Evolution, Duke University

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About this Course

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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By YH

Jul 04, 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!

By TN

Sep 28, 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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By Carlos Antonio Chavarro Gómez

Apr 05, 2019

Thank you!!

Forever yours!!!

By Matthew Buckley

Mar 29, 2019

Very thorough introduction to the subject. As someone who comes from a math background, the biological terms and theory were explained very well. Dr. Noor was an excellent teacher.

By David Hill

Mar 12, 2019

Best course that I have completed, to date

By Pranab Majumder

Mar 06, 2019

Thank you for the course. If you are taking the course, it may be a good idea to take some notes during the lectures, and pay attention to the mathematical parts (which are not difficult at the college freshman level).

By DeeDee Saladino

Feb 20, 2019

Dr. Noor is an amazing professor and explains course material very well. I would definitely take more of his courses!

By harshal Desai

Feb 18, 2019

its an awesome review for genetics college class.

By Mark Muller

Jan 31, 2019

Great Guy!!!! I am an adjunct and I use these lectures as inspiration

By 何奕丹

Jan 23, 2019

我可以学到很多课上没涉及到的知识和解题方法

By MD Nurul Huda

Jan 11, 2019

Good way to improve basic of Genetics.

By Leah Sutherland

Dec 17, 2018

Thank you! I feel very prepared to take Introduction to Genetics next semester at my college.