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I think this course if fantastic. The instructor presents cutting edge information as well as her own research, and provides a coherent and easy to digest format. This is the most complete course on epigenetics that I've found, as this is still a seldom taught topic in academia. I have found the lectures to be a bit thick and I often have to pause to take notes, so this course does take up a bit of time. Even then though, I don't really have to spend time reviewing. To be clear, I have a degree in Biology, but I don't think that has given me a huge edge in this course. It's fairly self contained, but you will need a moderate knowledge of genetics. I think that the pace is good, and the tests are well constructed but not too challenging. If you go though all the material you will have a good understanding of how everything works, and the quizzes are only on broader concepts.
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I agree with the first reviewer that pointed out how much work the professor put into this course before it started. He wrote up a guide, set up program packages, and decided on a pretty workable method for using all the software that we need. The lectures are at a leisurely pace compared to many courses I have taken, and the content is concise and up to date. Most tellingly however, is that although I have no experience in programming or Linux systems, I have been able to complete all the computing assignments and navigate the programing environment like system we use. All in all I'm very satisfied and would highly recommend taking this course.