“Genetics 101” is a 2-week long introductory Moodle course on fundamental concepts in human genetics. With increasing popularity of direct-to-consumer genetic testing and the importance of genetics in all kind of research endeavors, understanding the language of genetics and its implications on human life is becoming more and more important.
In this course, we will define what genetics is and its applications in human life, we will dissect and explain the central dogma of molecular biology in detail, we will cover the general anatomy of a “gene”, and finally, we will highlight and discuss current challenges in biological data management.
- Develop an introductory understanding of key terms, concepts, and applications of human genetics
- Identify and describe the parts of the “central dogma of molecular biology” (i.e. DNA, transcription (i.e. mRNA), and translation (i.e. protein)
- Explain the anatomy of a “gene”
Video #1: Introduction to the class and instructor
Video #2: Basics of genetics and cell biology
Video #3: Transcription
Video #4: Transcription continued
Quiz and Assignment
Video #1: Proteins
Video #2: Translation
Video #3: Demonstration of NCBI and Nucleotide websites
Quiz and assignment based on the two websites
MLA CE Credit: 4