Course title



Biology, Algebra I

Course description

Bioinformatics was developed by Better Educators of Science for Tomorrow (B.E.S.T.) of the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center at Carnegie Mellon University. Students will discover how concepts from math, biology, and chemistry are applied to the functions of DNA, RNA, and protein production and function. In addition, students will learn how to make use of the data generated by the Human Genome Project. Students will learn how to search and compare genetic data from different organisms utilizing several DNA and protein identification programs currently being used in medical, forensic, agricultural, and other life science research. The goal of this class is to introduce students interested in pursuing a degree in life sciences to possible career fields that are just beginning to evolve. Bioinformatics is a textbook-free course.

School country

United States

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High school

The Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School

School / district Address

652 Midland Avenue

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Requested competency code

Lab Science

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Deferred date

Deferred Reason

In order to be reviewed as a laboratory science, we will need a list of physical laboratory experiments completed for this course and number of hours students spend doing laboratory assignments each week.

Online / Virtual