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Bioinformatics: Life Sciences on Your Computer


Provider
coursera

Price
Free

School
Johns Hopkins University

Type
University

Instructor
Bob Lessick

Categories
Life Sciences, Technology

Duration
5 weeks

Format
Video

Language
English

Description
The DNA sequencing revolution has exploded and new, inexpensive technologies have led to sequences being determined faster than they can be analyzed. Bioinformatics brings together biology, math and computer science into a quickly emerging discipline that turns the computer into a scientific research lab. The relevance of bioinformatics extends to many disciplines, including health science, molecular biology, genetics, drug discovery, biochemistry, cell biology and education. Its impact is significant. Many scientific researchers with advanced degrees are going back to school to learn computer techniques that have become as essential to new discovery as pipettes and flasks. This course will introduce some important basic bioinformatics concepts while allowing for the adventurous to explore some topics in further depth if desired.