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<p>Welcome to class!</p><p>This course will focus on two questions at the forefront of modern computational biology, along with the algorithmic approaches we will use to solve them in parentheses:</p><ol><li>Weeks 1-2: How Do We Assemble Genomes? (<i>Graph Algorithms</i>)</li><li>How Do We Sequence Antibiotics? (<i>Brute Force Algorithms</i>)</li></ol><p>Each of the two chapters of content in the class is accompanied by a Bioinformatics Cartoon created by talented San Diego artist Randall Christopher and serving as a chapter header in the Specialization's bestselling <a href="http://bioinformaticsalgorithms.com" target="_blank">print companion</a>. You can find the first chapter's cartoon at the bottom of this message. What does a time machine trip to 1735, a stack of newspapers, a jigsaw puzzle, and a giant ant invading a riverside city have to do with putting together a genome? Start learning today to find out!</p><p><img src="https://d396qusza40orc.cloudfront.net/bioinformatics%2Fimages%2Fchapter4_final_lr.jpg" title="Image: https://d396qusza40orc.cloudfront.net/bioinformatics%2Fimages%2Fchapter4_final_lr.jpg" width="528"></p>

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