Tales from the Genome

About This Course

This course is a journey into the biology of the human genome and will highlight the scientific, social, and personal perspectives of people living with a variety of traits.

Why Take This?

You will learn about fundamental principles of inheritance, gene expression, mutation and variation, development of simple and complex biological traits, human ancestry and evolution, and the acquisition of personal genetic information. By the end of this course, you will be able to read and understand genetic information available from personal genetics services such as [23andMe](https://www.23andme.com/).

Prerequisites and Requirements

No previous experience in genetics is necessary. However, familiarity with basic biological concepts, like the cell, is beneficial.
Learn the basics of genetics, with a personal twist. This class is all about DNA and how it shapes who we are.