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Python: Introduction, Setup and Fundamentals

Learn what Python is, what it's used for, and how to set it up on your machine.

Steven Jo
Linux Command Line: Basic Commands

Learn fundamentals commands for the Command Line.

Steven Jo
DNA Sequencing Techniques

Learn about the different types of techniques used to sequence DNA. We'll go over everything from maxam gilbert sequencing, sanger ddNTP sequencing to shotgun sequencing.Get a gist of what DNA sequencing is, what types of molecules can be sequenced, what breadth of information comes out of DNA sequencers, and the types of sequencing approaches available. Learn about the very first DNA sequencing technique pioneered by Alan Maxam and Walter Gilbert in 1976. Learn how Sanger sequencing works, which relies heavily on the chemical properties of dideoxynucleotides (ddNTPs). Also learn the pros and cons of the technique. Learn how scientists deal with the disadvantage of having short reads by utilizing a method known as primer walking. Learn how to get around the limitations of pyrosequencing by incorporating all four nucleotides in one run with reversible chain terminators. Learn the technique they used to sequence genomes that haven't been sequenced before (de novo) with the shotgun sequencing method.

Steven Jo
Linux Command Line: Terminal Multiplexer (tmux)

Learn how to install and use tmux, a terminal multiplexer, in our beginner's guide tutorial.

Steven Jo
Git: Introduction

Learn about the history of git, as well as how to install it and configure global settings through our Git tutorials for beginners series.

Steven Jo
Introduction to Probability

Probability is used to quantify the randomness of a model's behavior. In this article, we'll go over the basics of probability including probability functions, random variables, sample and event spaces, addition and multiplication laws, the binomial distribution, conditional probability, expected value and odds to probabilities.

Steven Jo


HTML 5: Text

Learning about HTML text elements including small and large, marked, delete, along with math and computer elements. Also go over what is a URL and how to place links.

Steven Jo
Google: How to use Google Efficiently

Learn how to use Google efficiently and effectively in this short tutorial series.

Steven Jo
Bash Shell Scripting: Looping

Learn how to write for, while, until loops on shell scripting for the Linux (bash). Also learn control flow techniques such as continue and break to direct your looping control flow.

Steven Jo
CSS 3: Intermediate

Learn about intermediate selectors and concepts in CSS.

Steven Jo
Introduction to Statistics

Statistics is a mathematical science including methods of collecting, organizing and analyzing data in such a way that meaningful conclusions can be drawn from them. Learn the basics of inferential and descriptive statistics in our tutorial.

Steven Jo
Bash Shell Scripting: Variables

Learn how to declare variables, manipulate variables, and call special variables.

Steven Jo
Algorithms: Sorting

Learn the various types of sorting algorithms including bubble, haep, insertion, merge, quick, selection and shell sorts.

Steven Jo
Linux Command Line: Environment

Learn all about your Linux shell environment - including variables, startup files and customization.

Steven Jo
CSS 3: Fundamentals

Learn the fundamentals of CSS.

Steven Jo
Linux Command Line: Regular Expressions

Learn how to use POSIX regular expressions with grep via the Linux Command Line.

Steven Jo