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The sequencing of the human genome fueled a computational revolution in biology. As a result, modern biology produces as many new algorithms as any other fundamental realm of scienc......read more
DNA mutations can broadly be divided into two categories. Point mutations, in which a single nucleotide (A, C, G, T) is altered, inserted, or deleted, are comparable to erosion slowl......read more
In 2003, the deadly Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) virus caused panic as it swept around the globe in a few weeks. But where did SARS come from? By constructing an evolutio......read more
Although biologists assembled a reference human genomes in 2001, your own genome differs from this reference genome by millions of mutations. In this chapter, we will learn about com......read more
One of the first organisms to be domesticated by humans was yeast. Saccharomyces yeast is remarkable because it can not only convert the glucose in grapes into ethanol (which we then......read more
This course gives you easy access to the invaluable learning techniques used by experts in art, music, literature, math, science, sports, and many other disciplines. We’ll learn abo......read more