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  • Big data and bioinformatics: Powerful tools for decoding DNA Creative commons image Icon By Nogas1974 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Big data and bioinformatics: Powerful tools for decoding DNA

    By Stephen Chandler

    With so many researchers all over the world producing information, is there a way for other scientists to look at...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    24 Feb 2017

  • Big data and bioinformatics: Powerful tools for decoding DNA

    Big data and bioinformatics: Powerful tools for decoding DNA Creative commons image Icon By Nogas1974 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 24 Feb 2017
    With so many researchers all over the world producing information, is there a way for other scientists to look at large sets of results and use them to make...
  • Dolly The Sheep: What happened next? Creative commons image Icon Brian O'Donovan under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Dolly The Sheep: What happened next?

    By Professor George Seidel

    Back at the start of the century, OpenLearn - or Open2.net as we were then known - investigated Dolly The Sheep and...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Feb 2017

  • Dolly The Sheep: What happened next?

    Dolly The Sheep: What happened next? Creative commons image Icon Brian O'Donovan under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 20 Feb 2017
    Back at the start of the century, OpenLearn - or Open2.net as we were then known - investigated Dolly The Sheep and the implications of cloning animals....
  • Talking turkey: 12 facts about turkey genetics Creative commons image Icon smarman999 under CC-BY-ND licence under Creative-Commons license

    Talking turkey: 12 facts about turkey genetics

    By Dr Ricki Lewis

    The turkey is a fascinating bird - and demands more respect than a bit of stuffing and a spot of cranberry. Ricki...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    26 Nov 2015

  • Talking turkey: 12 facts about turkey genetics

    Talking turkey: 12 facts about turkey genetics Creative commons image Icon smarman999 under CC-BY-ND licence under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Nov 2015
    The turkey is a fascinating bird - and demands more respect than a bit of stuffing and a spot of cranberry. Ricki Lewis explains more
  • How can a genetic mutation shared by many Brazilians help in the fight against cancer? Creative commons image Icon Richard Wheeler under CC-BY-SA licence under Creative-Commons license
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    10 mins

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    06 Oct 2015

  • How can a genetic mutation shared by many Brazilians help in the fight against cancer?

    How can a genetic mutation shared by many Brazilians help in the fight against cancer? Creative commons image Icon Richard Wheeler under CC-BY-SA licence under Creative-Commons license
    Intermediate level Duration 10 mins Updated 06 Oct 2015
    The startling discovery that hundreds of thousands of Brazilians have a genetic mutation that undermines their ability to resist cancer is helping labs...
  • The selective breeding of dogs Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Caleb Foster | Dreamstime.com
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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    29 Aug 2013

  • The selective breeding of dogs

    The selective breeding of dogs Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Caleb Foster | Dreamstime.com
    Introductory level Updated 29 Aug 2013
    Selective breeding: How does it work and why is it done?
  • Dogs under the microscope Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Grecu Mihail Alin | Dreamstime.com

    Dogs under the microscope

    By Dr Mark Hirst

    Dr Mark Hirst delves into Dog DNA to explain where they came from and why there are so many different types.

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    Article

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    29 Aug 2013

  • Dogs under the microscope

    Dogs under the microscope Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Grecu Mihail Alin | Dreamstime.com
    Introductory level Updated 29 Aug 2013
    Dr Mark Hirst delves into Dog DNA to explain where they came from and why there are so many different types.
  • OU on the BBC: The wonder of dogs: ARCHIVE Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Windfall Films

    OU on the BBC: The wonder of dogs: ARCHIVE

    By The OpenLearn team

    Coming soon to BBC Two: No other mammal on earth displays such dazzling diversity as man’s best friend – the dog.

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    Article

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    27 Aug 2013

  • OU on the BBC: The wonder of dogs: ARCHIVE

    OU on the BBC: The wonder of dogs: ARCHIVE Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Windfall Films
    Introductory level Updated 27 Aug 2013
    Coming soon to BBC Two: No other mammal on earth displays such dazzling diversity as man’s best friend – the dog.
  • Inside the Ethics Committee 2013: Genetic testing of children Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Jorg Hackemann | Dreamstime.com
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    16 Aug 2013

  • Inside the Ethics Committee 2013: Genetic testing of children

    Inside the Ethics Committee 2013: Genetic testing of children Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Jorg Hackemann | Dreamstime.com
    Updated 16 Aug 2013
    Should a mother's wish to test her children for a rare cancer be agreed to? Inside The Ethics Committee investigates.
  • Angel Breed Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    Angel Breed

    By Dr David Robinson, Dr Mark Hirst

    Understand the basic rules of genetics and see if you can breed the rarest fish.

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    45 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    06 Aug 2013

  • Angel Breed

    Angel Breed Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 45 mins Updated 06 Aug 2013
    Understand the basic rules of genetics and see if you can breed the rarest fish.
  • The genetics of autism Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    The genetics of autism

    By Dr Ilona Roth, Dr Rosa Hoekstra

    We look at the research that explores how genetic factors play a role in autism 

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    10 Aug 2012

  • The genetics of autism

    The genetics of autism Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 10 Aug 2012
    We look at the research that explores how genetic factors play a role in autism 

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  • Gene testing

    This free course, Gene testing, looks at three different uses of genetic testing: pre-natal diagnosis, childhood testing and adult testing. Such...

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    4 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    02 Mar 2018

  • Gene testing

    Gene testing Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 02 Mar 2018
    This free course, Gene testing, looks at three different uses of genetic testing:...
  • Addiction and neural ageing

    This free course, Addiction and neural ageing, takes its title from two topics that are of immense worldwide social, economic, ethical, and...

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    15 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    13 Feb 2018

  • Addiction and neural ageing

    Addiction and neural ageing Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Advanced level Duration 15 hours Updated 13 Feb 2018
    This free course, Addiction and neural ageing, takes its title from two topics...
  • Predictive medicine

    In this free course, Predictive medicine, you will learn how advances in genetics could change the way in which diseases are diagnosed and managed....

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    4 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    09 Nov 2017

  • Predictive medicine

    Predictive medicine Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 09 Nov 2017
    In this free course, Predictive medicine, you will learn how advances in genetics...
  • What do genes do?

    This free course, What do genes do? explores how information contained in DNA is used, explaining the flow of information from DNA to RNA to...

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    Free course

    4 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Aug 2017

  • What do genes do?

    What do genes do? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 01 Aug 2017
    This free course, What do genes do? explores how information contained in DNA is...
  • The making of individual differences

    How do we become individuals? This free course, The making of individual differences, looks at how genes and the environment interact making each...

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    Free course

    12 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    23 May 2016

  • The making of individual differences

    The making of individual differences Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 23 May 2016
    How do we become individuals? This free course, The making of individual...
  • Inheritance of characters

    Genes are units of inheritance that contribute to a person's behaviour and health. In this free course, Inheritance of characters, you will learn...

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    4 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    24 Mar 2016

  • Inheritance of characters

    Inheritance of characters Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 24 Mar 2016
    Genes are units of inheritance that contribute to a person's behaviour and health....
  • Health and environment

    To be able to understand the importance of the environment for our health, we need to know a little about the interdependence between environment...

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    Free course

    12 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    24 Mar 2016

  • Health and environment

    Health and environment Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 24 Mar 2016
    To be able to understand the importance of the environment for our health, we need...
  • What is the genome made of?

    Genomes are composed of DNA, and a knowledge of the structure of DNA is essential to understand how it can function as hereditary material. DNA is...

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    4 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    24 Mar 2016

  • What is the genome made of?

    What is the genome made of? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 24 Mar 2016
    Genomes are composed of DNA, and a knowledge of the structure of DNA is essential...

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    Applications of probability

    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 16 Apr 2018 Register by 13 Sep 2018
    This module introduces models to describe patterns of events that occur in time ...

    Science: human genetics and health issues

    Science: human genetics and health issues Creative commons image Icon Professor Efraïm Rodriguez Cobos / epSos.de under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Updated 16 Apr 2018 Register by 01 Feb 2018
    This course deals with a subject of importance to us all ? our genes, which is an...
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