Introduction to Genetics and Evolution is a college-level class being offered simultaneously to new students at Duke University. The course gives interested people a very basic overview of some principles behind these very fundamental areas of biology. We often hear about new "genome sequences," commercial kits that can tell you about your ancestry (including pre-human) from your DNA or disease predispositions, debates about the truth of evolution, why animals behave the way they do, and how people found "genetic evidence for natural selection." This course provides the basic biology you need to understand all of these issues better, tries to clarify some misconceptions, and tries to prepare students for future, more advanced coursework in Biology (and especially evolutionary genetics). No prior coursework is assumed.
Introduction to Genetics and EvolutionDuke University
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TOP REVIEWS FROM INTRODUCTION TO GENETICS AND EVOLUTION
A new subject for me to get to grips with (as a programmer) and there were many areas I struggled with, but ultimately an enjoyable and eye-opening introduction to the subject.
A wide-ranging introduction that will make you want to read and learn more. The assessments are doable but challenging. The instructor is a widely-published expert in the field and a delight.
The course is really interesting! I love the way the professor demonstrate genetics theories by countless examples and evidence. And those questions about debates in genetics are thought-provoking!
Interesting coverage of genetics and evolution, clear presentation of scientific basis, and examples that helped to clarify understanding. Explanations were clear and understandable.
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