Available Until 7/23/2023

Genetics 101*

For ore information on this course please contact the NNLM Training Office at nto@utah.edu.

“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. 

Course URL:  https://nnlm.gov/training/class-catalog/genetics-101

Learning Objectives:

  1. Develop an introductory understanding of key terms, concepts, and applications of human genetics
  2. Identify and describe the parts of the “central dogma of molecular biology” (i.e. DNA, transcription (i.e. mRNA), and translation (i.e. protein)
  3. Explain the anatomy of a “gene”


Week One 

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

Week Two

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