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University of California, San Diego


University of California, San Diego via Coursera Specialization


Join Us in a Top 50 MOOC of All Time! How do we sequence and compare genomes? How do we identify the genetic basis for disease? How do we construct an evolutionary Tree of Life for all species on Earth? When you complete this Specialization, you will learn how to answer many questions in modern biology that have become inseparable from the computational approaches used to solve them. You will also obtain a toolkit of existing software resources built on these computational approaches and that are used by thousands of biologists every day in one of the fastest growing fields in science. Although this Specialization centers on computational topics, you do not need to know how to program in order to complete it. If you are interested in programming, we feature an "Honors Track" (called "hacker track" in previous runs of the course). The Honors Track allows you to implement the bioinformatics algorithms that you will encounter along the way in dozens of automatically graded coding challenges. By completing the Honors Track, you will be a bioinformatics software professional! Learn more about the Bioinformatics Specialization (including why we are wearing these crazy outfits) by watching our introductory video. You can purchase the Specialization's print companion, Bioinformatics Algorithms: An Active Learning Approach, from the textbook website. Our first course, "Finding Hidden Messages in DNA", was named a top-50 MOOC of all time by Class Central!


Course 1: Finding Hidden Messages in DNA (Bioinformatics I)
- Offered by University of California San Diego. Named a top 50 MOOC of all time by Class Central! This course begins a series of classes ... Enroll for free.

Course 2: Genome Sequencing (Bioinformatics II)
- Offered by University of California San Diego. You may have heard a lot about genome sequencing and its potential to usher in an era of ... Enroll for free.

Course 3: Comparing Genes, Proteins, and Genomes (Bioinformatics III)
- Offered by University of California San Diego. Once we have sequenced genomes in the previous course, we would like to compare them to ... Enroll for free.

Course 4: Molecular Evolution (Bioinformatics IV)
- Offered by University of California San Diego. In the previous course in the Specialization, we learned how to compare genes, proteins, and ... Enroll for free.

Course 5: Genomic Data Science and Clustering (Bioinformatics V)
- Offered by University of California San Diego. How do we infer which genes orchestrate various processes in the cell? How did humans ... Enroll for free.

Course 6: Finding Mutations in DNA and Proteins (Bioinformatics VI)
- Offered by University of California San Diego. In previous courses in the Specialization, we have discussed how to sequence and compare ... Enroll for free.

Course 7: Bioinformatics Capstone: Big Data in Biology
- Offered by University of California San Diego. In this course, you will learn how to use the BaseSpace cloud platform developed by Illumina ... Enroll for free.


Taught by

Nikolay Vyahhi, Pavel Pevzner and Phillip Compeau

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