About this Course

This course is a journey into the biology of the human genome and will highlight the scientific, social, and personal perspectives of people living with a variety of traits.

Course Cost
Free
Timeline
Approx. 3 months
Skill Level
beginner
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Tales from the Genome

by 23andMe

Enhance your skill set and boost your hirability through innovative, independent learning.

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Course Leads

Joanna Mountain
Joanna Mountain

Instructor

Uta Francke
Uta Francke

Instructor

23andMe Team
23andMe Team

Instructor

Matthew Cook
Matthew Cook

Instructor

Lauren Castellano
Lauren Castellano

Instructor

Prerequisites and Requirements

No previous experience in genetics is necessary. However, familiarity with basic biological concepts, like the cell, is beneficial.

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Why Take This Course

You will learn about fundamental principles of inheritance, gene expression, mutation and variation, development of simple and complex biological traits, human ancestry and evolution, and the acquisition of personal genetic information. By the end of this course, you will be able to read and understand genetic information available from personal genetics services such as 23andMe.

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