I feel that I have been finally introduced to the real world problems, their potential solutions and the paths for the improvement of such solutions. I feel that I've learned a lot about implementing the knowledge I've acquired so far and not only the knowledge gained through the specialization courses I've completed, and, more importantly, I feel myself much more drawn to the field of computational molecular biology and genomics than I ever was before. The only thing the course is missing is more of the same. I highly recommend the course for anyone interested in making first steps in serious DNA analysis and processing. Dr. Ben Langmead, along with lecturer Jacob Pritt, has done a magnificent job at making this course engaging, progressive and fun.
My background is predominantly in genetics and molecular biology. I also had relevant programming experience in Python and would recommend anyone who plan on taking the course to acquire the same. Any other programming language would probably be fine but the language of choice for the course is Python.