If you are interested in learning programming, but find pure programming courses not very exciting, this course is for you.
If you know a little (or a lot of) programming already, but want to learn more about the rules that govern life without having to pick up a traditional academic textbook, this course will also be of interest to you. You will learn some key ideas that form the basis of modern biology, from population genetics to evolutionary biology to infectious disease spread.
No prior programming knowledge needed.
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2. The Genes, They Are a-Changin’
The Hardy Weinberg Principle
What Does Boring Look Like?
Chapter 3. Genetic Drift: The Power of Chance
The Randomness of Finite Populations
A Mathematical Formulation of Genetic Drift
Effective Population Size
Chapter 4. Mutation: The Power of Mistakes
The Fixation of Mutations
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If, on the other side of things, you have more of a computer science background you will probably not like the bad programming habits that the course instills on wannabe coders. Like so many "programming" courses these days the focus is on getting people to write code as fast as possible by sacrificing methodology.
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