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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....
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完成时间为 20 分钟

Welcome to Genetics and Evolution

General introduction to this MOOC, including coverage and expectations....
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Welcome to the Course10分钟
Course App and Readings10分钟
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完成时间为 2 小时

Evidence for Evolution

This module discusses the definition of the word "evolution" in a biological context, evidence for the truth of evolution and common ancestry of species, and public thoughts and misconceptions about biological evolution. This module is optional and will not be included in the course assessments. There are not class discussion forums for this section, as we feel such discussion can happen on other, non-course-related, sites on this topic (of which there are a great many on the internet)....
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5 个视频(共 81 分钟), 1 个阅读材料
Video5 个视频
Basic Principles and Evidence for Evolution (G)17分钟
Acceptance of Evolution (G)13分钟
Responding to Criticisms of Evolutionary Theory (G)12分钟
Interview with Jerry Coyne (G)30分钟
Reading1 个阅读材料
Supplemental Materials, Evidence for Evolution10分钟

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Genetics I

An introduction to basic transmission genetics and inheritance. This module reflects what is often covered in high school biology courses in the USA....
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6 个视频(共 74 分钟), 1 个阅读材料, 2 个测验
Video6 个视频
Inheritance (G)11分钟
Genetic Scales (S)11分钟
Mitosis, Meiosis, and Ploidy (S)8分钟
Basic Single-Gene Inheritance (G)15分钟
X-Linked Inheritance and Independent Assortment (S)16分钟
Reading1 个阅读材料
Supplemental Materials, Genetics I10分钟
Quiz2 个练习
Genetics Problem Set 112分钟
Genetics I Quiz20分钟

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Genetics II

This module delves somewhat more deeply into genetics and specifically the concept of "recombination." It begins to discuss how recombination is leveraged in classic genetic works as well as mapping simple genetic traits using crosses or data from natural populations. ...
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7 个视频(共 97 分钟), 1 个阅读材料, 2 个测验
Video7 个视频
Calculation of Recombination Distance (S)15分钟
Generating a Gene Map (S)11分钟
Bonus Video: A More Challenging Problem (S)9分钟
Genetic Mapping (S)11分钟
Mapping Traits Relative to Markers in a Cross (S)11分钟
Mapping Traits Relative to Markers in a Population (S)21分钟
Reading1 个阅读材料
Supplemental Materials, Genetics II10分钟
Quiz2 个练习
Genetics Problem Set 222分钟
Genetics II Quiz20分钟

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Genetics III

This module delves even more deeply into the complexities of the genetics underlying traits,the origin of genetic variation, and how "complex" traits (ones controlled by multiple genes) are studied genetically....
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6 个视频(共 75 分钟), 1 个阅读材料, 2 个测验
Video6 个视频
Shortcomings of the Single Gene Model (G)19分钟
Mutation Rates (S)10分钟
Mapping Complex Traits (S)11分钟
Complex Traits in Crosses (S)9分钟
Genome-wide Association Studies (S)12分钟
Reading1 个阅读材料
Supplemental Materials, Genetics III10分钟
Quiz2 个练习
Genetics Problem Set 316分钟
Genetics III Quiz20分钟
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创建者 YHJul 4th 2017

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!

创建者 TNSep 28th 2017

Very good course that prepared me for Genetics at Pima Community College in Tucson. I am able to follow the lectures and actually understand what is being presented. I am glad I took this course.

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Dr. Mohamed Noor

Earl D. McLean Professor and Chair,
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