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DNA Sequences: Alignments and Analysis

University System of Maryland (USMx), United States
Language course is: English
Focus: Bioinformatics
Target audience education / assumed knowledge: Undergraduate degree - biology, Undergraduate degree - computing/math
Educational certification/accreditation status: None
Professional certification/accreditation status: None
Degree Offered: One-third of the edX Micromasters in Bioinformatics (1-3 mths)

Key characteristics of program:
This course is delivered on-line via the edX platform. You will learn about the theory and algorithms behind DNA alignments, practice doing alignments manually, and then perform more complicated alignments using web and software based approaches.
Program Goals:
Synthesize and analyze biological big data.
Theory behind alignment algorithms and how they operate
Examine the roles mutations play on cellular processes

Additional Information
Year Program Established: 2019
Course/tuition costs: $249 if verified, otherwise free
Scholarships/assistanceships may be available: Yes

Average number of applicants per year: 5500
Average number of applicants accepted per year: 5500
Average number of incoming students per year: 5500
Average number of graduates per year: 70

Program URL: http://www.edx.org/course/dna-sequences-alignments-analysis-usmx-umuc-bif001x-1
Contact Person: Dr. James Coker ( [javascript protected email address])

Last updated: Mar 07, 2018

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