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Fundamentals in Biotechnology and Genetics

Learn about the clinical applications of biotechnology tools and the principles of genetics in this free online course.

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You will see how DNA tools and biotechnology have revolutionized diagnostics and therapeutic interventions in this free online course that covers biotechnology and genetics. You will also learn about the Mendelian laws of segregation and analyze deviations from Mendelian genetics. The rules of probability in genetics and the role of artificial intelligence in the field of biology and medicine, will also be discussed.
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This free online course on the fundamentals of biotechnology and genetics highlights several biotechnological tools that can be used for research, clinical applications and medicine. You will see how they have revolutionized diagnostics and therapeutic intervention. In the first section, learn about human genome sequencing and its accomplishments. You will also study the facets of gene expression, and the various steps involved in RNA preparation and cDNA synthesis will be explained.

Next, consider how genetic engineering technology can be applied to move the genes from an unrelated organism and introduced to plants. See how this modification has the potential to increase the quality and quantity of food production worldwide and possibly solve some other major problems. You will learn about the principles of Mendelian genetics that feature the laws of segregation and independent assortment, before considering the significance of these laws and their consistency in the natural world. Some deviations from Mendelian genetics will also be highlighted.

Finally, you will learn about the rules of probability as they pertain to genetics. Study some of the challenges clinicians face relating to genetic disorders and the role artificial intelligence can play in solving some of these problems. This course will be beneficial to anyone in the field of bioengineering, genetic engineering, biotechnology, medicine and other related disciplines.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • State the uses of biotechnology tools in agriculture and medicine
  • Discuss the features of human genome sequencing
  • Summarise the steps involved in RNA extraction and cDNA synthesis
  • Outline the applications of genetic engineering
  • Define the basic terminologies in genetics
  • State the principles of heredity and the law of segregation
  • Discuss the fundamentals of Mendelian genetics
  • Solve problems on genetics using the rules of probability


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