Algorithms for DNA Sequencing

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We will learn computational methods -- algorithms and data structures -- for analyzing DNA sequencing data. We will learn a little about DNA, genomics, and how DNA sequencing is used. We will use Python to implement key algorithms and data structures and to analyze real genomes and DNA sequencing datasets.
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Ben Langmead is a great instructor. This course was my first experience with bioinformatics. You really should have a decent understanding of Python before going in though. This course holds your hand throughout the course, but that's perfect for someone with no experience in bioinformatics. It introduces you to a lot of the major topics in bioinformatics in a way that is friendly to complete beginners, but doesn't make it so basic that you're bored. The weekly assignments require that you know basic coding, but not enough to make it impossible for someone that just learned Python. I would definitely recommend this course as an introduction to bioinformatics after one has learned Python.
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