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DNA: Biology’s Genetic Code


Provider
edX

Price
Free

School
Rice University

Type
University

Instructors
Elizabeth Eich, Daniel J. Catanese

Category
Life Sciences

Duration
6 weeks

Format
Mixed

Language
English

Description
DNA: Biology’s Genetic Code explores DNA structure, packaging, replication, and manipulation. DNA encodes our genetic information and is passed on within cells to maintain living organisms and produce the next generation. In this biology course you will learn how the recognition of DNA as the genetic material and the ensuing identification of its structure and coding mechanism was both a revolutionary and foundational discovery. These discoveries led to transformational integration across the biological sciences with a common understanding of this fundamental unit of life! The course utilizes video lectures, research articles, case studies, and molecular models to convey information. The course grade will be based on questions with each video lecture, quizzes, homework, and a final exam.