Fundamentals of Genetics: The Genetics You Need To Know
Fee may apply
The field of genetics is rich with discovery. Mapping the human genome, conducting genetic testing, and identifying new vaccines are just a few of the many ways genetics can have a powerful impact on our world. This course provides a stair-step introduction of genetics from the basic concepts to exploring more complex topics, including molecular biology, gene mapping and screening, and reverse and forward genetic research. You will explore both what is known about genes as well as how we use genetics research to better understand basic biology. This course will create the solid foundation needed to be successful in the subsequent courses within the program.
This course is the required first course in the Stanford Genetics and Genomics Certificate.
What you will learn
- The structure and function of genes, chromosomes and genomes
- How traits get passed down through generations
- The fundamentals of molecular biology
- The use of genetic methods to analyze protein function, gene regulation and inherited disease
- Existing and emerging model organisms of genetic research
- Mendelian genetics
- Genetic recombination, mutation, and selection
- Tracking maternal ancestry
- Reverse and forward genetics
- Genetic mapping and screening
- Biotechnology and gene therapy
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Includes 60 days access to the online course homepage and digital color PDF's of presentations and handouts when available.
*Note: All amounts shown are in USD
60 day access to the online course starts upon payment. The end date of a section of this course does not restrict your access to the course material.
Course materials are available for download from the online videos page. All materials are available for printing and review upon enrollment.
Online participants are asked to complete a final exam at the end of each course to maintain the integrity of the program. A score of 85% must be achieved to successfully pass the exam. A digital record of completion will be emailed to participants when they pass the exam.
It is required that participants complete the course evaluation once they have passed the final exam.