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State University of New York

Big Data, Genes, and Medicine

State University of New York via Coursera


This course distills for you expert knowledge and skills mastered by professionals in Health Big Data Science and Bioinformatics. You will learn exciting facts about the human body biology and chemistry, genetics, and medicine that will be intertwined with the science of Big Data and skills to harness the avalanche of data openly available at your fingertips and which we are just starting to make sense of. We’ll investigate the different steps required to master Big Data analytics on real datasets, including Next Generation Sequencing data, in a healthcare and biological context, from preparing data for analysis to completing the analysis, interpreting the results, visualizing them, and sharing the results.

Needless to say, when you master these high-demand skills, you will be well positioned to apply for or move to positions in biomedical data analytics and bioinformatics. No matter what your skill levels are in biomedical or technical areas, you will gain highly valuable new or sharpened skills that will make you stand-out as a professional and want to dive even deeper in biomedical Big Data. It is my hope that this course will spark your interest in the vast possibilities offered by publicly available Big Data to better understand, prevent, and treat diseases.

Taught by

Isabelle Bichindaritz


4.0 rating, based on 1 Class Central review

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    Chrys is taking this course right now, spending 6 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    A very very cool course and very well structured. The instructor shows proficency and explains really well. While you will need some background ( will make it easier ), it is not essential if you put in more time. For me the course is / was amazing and you learn a lot. I wished there would be a little more practical parts but I am only half way through and will revisit this review when I finish.

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