Online courses are not only limited to computer programming, you can learn a lot more things using online resources. Now there’s a website called Synthetic Biology One that offers free online courses on DNA sequencing. Launched by researchers from the Centre Recherches Interdisciplinaires in Paris, France, this website lets you learn how to change genetic code.
Anyone who is taking the courses will be able to “read, write and create custom DNA sequences.” Besides training you to genetically modify organisms, this website offers you tools for less controversial DNA alteration, such as develop certain types of bread, beer, cheese or yogurt. It means you can now change the yeast of your beer if you don’t like the taste. It’s just the age-old food-making methods with some crazy scientists tinkering.
What you’ll learn
You’ll be able to learn biology, math, and computer science that are used in synbio labs around the world. The course also introduces the questions of ethics and safety. Which will come to explain the way scientists and industries use synthetic biology.
Currently, Synthetic Biology One is offering four online courses. All of them are functioning as instructional units created around a specific practical project. The courses are consciously aimed at anyone. Whether you’re a student, a teacher, a journalist or a policymaker, you can join these courses if you’re curious enough about this cool new field of applied science.