Aug 26, 2016
Broad spectrum over view useful to beginners as well as advanced learners. would have loved to be able to download slides along with Transcripts for later revision , Thank you UMCP and the Faculty !
Dec 26, 2015
I'm old - DNA was discovered in my last year of undergraduate studies. I am learning a great deal about what makes humans alike and different, what drives our behaviors. The course is informative
创建者 farhad j•
Sep 21, 2015
i'm in second week of this course and it's get better and better
创建者 Xavier Y•
Jan 25, 2017
创建者 Marnilen C•
Apr 11, 2018
The course has been very helpful in opening up "possibilities".
创建者 Sooraj B•
Oct 30, 2017
I've quoted some things I learned in this class to others. Very informative. Simple. Concise. Very recommended.
创建者 Elvira A R L•
May 22, 2018
I loved this course! It was perfect for people without much knowledge about genetics and Spanish speakers.
创建者 Hao H•
Aug 19, 2015
Really good course. I have learned a lot.
创建者 Jeremy C•
Oct 23, 2015
This course did an exceptional job of providing a lay audience with a broad overview of human genetics, evolution, behavior, and associated technologies. The lecturers were engaging and have an impressively varied range of knowledge. This course lays an exceptional foundation for exploring a variety of in-depth topics covered with a more narrow focus elsewhere on Coursera (e.g., molecular biology, evolution, human behavior, neuroscience, &c).
Tammatha O'Brien’s initial lectures did a particularly good job of introducing basic genetics with accessible metaphors, without allowing those metaphors to be overextended. She was also careful to flag the caveats and exceptions where appropriate to ensure students didn’t walk away with an oversimplified narrative of molecular biology (a challenge I’ve seen in other introductory courses).
Raymond St. Leger’s passion is clear, and makes his lecturers particularly captivating. For the most part, he did a good job of flagging areas where results were preliminary (e.g., based on a single study) or speculative (e.g., based on his interpretation of the research). Nonetheless, there were some areas where it was unclear if he was presenting a well-established scientific consensus, or his own (well-informed) conjecture. In these scenarios, it would be useful to provide a more comprehensive bibliography for students interested in diving deeper into the research.
As an aspiring science communicator involved in addressing public concerns over GMOs, I was particularly pleased to not only see biotechnology covered, but also to have it effectively dispel many of the common criticisms. I’ve generally found that once a basic understanding of genetics and evolution is established, it’s a short leap to disarm most of the fears; nonetheless, I’ve now taken five genetics courses that have steered clear of even acknowledging either GMOs or their controversy. Thank you for addressing these head on.
Thank you for taking the time to put this course together and sharing it with the public via Coursera. The effort is recognized, and much appreciated.
创建者 SACHIDANANDA B•
Aug 26, 2018
It is very interesting, informative and educative to the BioTech lovers. The mentors are really nice to teach the entire aspects of genes leading to animal behavior. I liked it very much
创建者 SYED M A•
Nov 03, 2018
its very informative for me.. just amazing
创建者 Shayantani C•
Oct 11, 2018
This course is a very well versed course. It has helped me to understand from basic to the higher levels of biotechnological sciences. The professors in this course Prof. Leger and Prof. Brien have worked very meticulously each detail of the course material. The mentors like Denise Ma'am has also promptly cleared any difficulty or doubts we had by giving substantial information links. I will highly recommend this course who are willing to go for career in biological or understand biological sciences at genetic level. This course essentially covers behavioral sciences which is linked with many genetic shifts and environmental influences. Having said that Profs explain things pretty easily so that who are from non scientific background they could also enjoy. It is fun , witty and interesting. I enjoyed it :)
创建者 Ahmed E•
May 13, 2019
That is A very good way to learn and be linked to the updated science allover the world I really must be grateful to coursera and all universities that introduce this high level of science to the people who are interested in
创建者 Dr. D S•
Jun 25, 2019
Very nice and useful course for genetics.
创建者 Sana J•
Aug 04, 2019
an amazing experience
创建者 Jeet K•
Sep 29, 2019
An extremely up-to-date, informative, relevant course, made so easy to understand. It was super fun to learn such a wide array of information in such an unbelievably short interval of time. I was able to progress through genetics with a new, improved and better and deeper approach and understanding. really changed my paradigms and perspective towards this field. Most recommended!!
创建者 Natalia R•
Jun 18, 2017
Very interesting and fun to follow.
创建者 Gregg G•
Feb 29, 2016
This course is an excellent introduction to a fascinating subject. The content is challenging but presented in a way that relative beginners are able to absorb the concepts. The instructors are engaging and interesting.
创建者 Anja Š•
Jan 26, 2016
Not perfect because in the video, multiple times the lecturer mentioned external information or links that didn't exist. No additional information was provided
创建者 Hemant P•
May 06, 2016
An AMAZING course for beginners. As a highschooler not pursuing biology in school this was still pretty easy to understand and enjoy (the reason I started it). Highly recommended for people wanting a light introductory course to genetics and a bit of evolution and those who can't take out too much time for doing an intense course.
创建者 nourhan m m•
Aug 07, 2016
i liked it
创建者 Abdiel D E•
Oct 20, 2015
Me encantó el curso, sólo que fue un tanto difícil entender el inglés del doctor. Me hubiera ayudado algun escrito para reforzar o estudiar en el camino. Muchas gracias.
创建者 Brendan T•
Dec 15, 2016
Great course, as a beginner i could follow along and learn.
创建者 Joseph N T•
Oct 01, 2017
Excellent combination, from behavioral genomics to synthetic biotechnology
创建者 Rutuja A P•
May 21, 2018
This course was very informative.The concepts are quite easy to understand.I surely recommend students who want to learn all the basics of biotechnology.
创建者 Saibal K S•
Aug 17, 2016
Fairly dense material (for novices in the field like me), but mostly fascinating stuff!
Dr. St Leger makes it very interesting with his animated teaching style, crisp and clear diction, and helpful illustrations.
Sadly, the supplementary reading materials mentioned in the lectures never showed up on the site. Students would definitely benefit from followup reading suggested by Dr. St Leger.
Overall, a solid effort from the U Maryland team, for which many thanks!
创建者 Jamaal s•
Aug 22, 2018
This course was very informative , teaching the foundations of the field and its evolution throughout the years. The applications of the subject were explored and the pacing of the course was great for those new to the subject