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DNA: Biology’s Genetic Code


Provider
edX

Price
Free

School
Rice University

Type
University

Instructors
Elizabeth Eich, Kathleen Matthews

Category
Life Sciences

Duration
6 weeks

Format
Mixed

Language
English

Description
DNA encodes our genetic information and is passed on within cells to maintain living organisms and to produce the next generation. The recognition of DNA as the genetic material and the ensuing identification of its structure and coding mechanism were both revolutionary and foundational.  These discoveries led to transformational integration across the biological sciences with a common understanding of this fundamental unit of life! Join this exploration of DNA structure, packaging, replication, and manipulation. 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.