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The University of British Columbia

Useful Genetics Part 1: How Our Genes Shape Us

The University of British Columbia via edX


Genetics permeates every aspect of the 21st century, from our doctors' offices to our judicial systems. By the end of this course, you’ll be well prepared to deal with both today’s genetic issues and new questions that are sure to arise in the future.

This challenging but very rewarding course focuses on the genetics issues that impact our health and well-being, while providing the same rigorous examination of genetics principles as a college genetics course.

The course is taught in two parts. Part 1 consists of 6 modules followed by a final exam. You’ll learn how genes work and how the different versions we inherit affect our daily lives and our society. You’ll learn to evaluate predictions about health risk, why DNA fingerprinting is so powerful, and what analysis of your DNA does and doesn’t reveal.

Taught by

Rosemary Redfield


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  • Anonymous
    Everything is perfect about this course. Topics, knowledge, how lessons are handled, fun, everything... And that thanks to our lovely instructor Rose Redfield. I've never met anyone who's more enthusiastic when it comes to teaching than her. She is awesome.
  • Morison Greco Menezes Filho

    Morison Greco Menezes Filho completed this course.

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