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.
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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You should expect to spend 10-18 hours to complete each course, depending on your familiarity with the topic.
For individual courses, we recommend that you designate 2-3 hours per week to watch video lectures and complete assignments in order to finish within 60 days.
Since the All-Access Plan allows you to access all courses for one year, you can determine how quickly to progress, but you must complete courses with 365 days in order to receive credit.Certificate
You can earn the Stanford Genetics and Genomics Certificate by successfully completing the two required and any four elective courses. You may enroll in courses individually or through the All-Access Plan.
Continuing Education Units
By completing this course, you’ll earn 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU). CEUs cannot be applied toward any Stanford degree. CEU transferability is subject to the receiving institution’s policies.
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All-Access Plan - a full year to view and complete course materials, video lectures, assignments and exams, at your own pace. Revisit course materials or jump ahead – all content remains at your fingertips year-round. You also get 365 days of email access to your Stanford teaching assistant.
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Individual Courses - 60 days to view and complete course materials, video lectures, assignments and exams., at your own pace. You’ll also get 60 days of email access to your Stanford teaching assistant.
•$695 per required course
•$495 per elective course
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Note: If you’ve already paid for a Genetics and Genomics Program course and wish to enroll in the All-Access Plan, your cost will be pro-rated accordingly. Contact our Student and Client Services team at Stanfordfirstname.lastname@example.org or call 650-263-4700.