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Frequently Asked Questions


  1. Is any programming experience required?

    No, all we require is a familiarity with the use of a computer and with the World-Wide Web.

  2. What level of math knowledge is required?

    While we prefer knowledge in Linear Algebra, any university entry-level math will be sufficient to understand the math that we introduce.

  3. What level of biology knowledge is required?

    We require that you know what an amino acid and a nucleic acid are. We require that you know the difference between transcription and translation. We require that you know the meaning of words like "genome" and "prokaryot." Need to brush up on basic molecular biology? Select any of these on-line primers/textbooks: Genomics 101, CSH: DNA from the beginning, DNA and Molecular Genetics