Genetics

Neuroscientist Michael Kunst discusses his work on fruit flies

2011/02/13
By Guest
Neuroscientist Michael Kunst discusses his work on fruit flies

I was asked by your teacher Ms Baker to talk to you about my experiences of being a scientist. One of the biggest perks of being a scientist is that you can choose to work on something you are interested in. Also, it helps a lot that I can choose when I want to work....
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MLK Day Special: Race. A Mistaken Belief?

2011/01/17
By Andrei
MLK Day Special:  Race.  A Mistaken Belief?

Look around you and you can see that there is a vast difference in human skin tones. Now, if we were to categorize these differences we end up with the concept of “race”, but are these differences really significant enough to divide human beings into separate categories? Today upon asking my parents, who were...
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Can You Roll Your Tongue? Pedigree Practice

2010/12/13
By Ms Baker
Can You Roll Your Tongue? Pedigree Practice

Here are a couple of websites to help you practice analyzing pedigrees.  When you’re attempting to answer these problems you must first answer the following questions: a) Is this a sex-linked trait or a non-sex linked trait? b) Is this a dominant trait or a recessive trait? Analyzing pedigree images Creating a pedigree Analyzing...
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Genes: The Thrill of Life?

2010/10/13
By Gabriela
Genes: The Thrill of Life?

Have you ever wondered why some people seek thrills? Or what makes people act this way?  Recent studies, such as the one described in this article, have shown that the reason for said behavior may be hidden in your genes. Jaime Derringer has been testing specific genes with mutations that are related to the...
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Like Father, Like Son

2010/06/29
By Jackie
Like Father, Like Son

Note from Ms. Baker: This summer, I’m working in the Nitabach Lab in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Yale as part of a NIH grant.  My goal is to create an AP Biology-level lab curriculum that uses Drosophilia to teach students concepts related to classical & modern genetics, physiology, and animal...
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Protected: Race: A Mistaken Belief?

2010/01/10
By Andrei

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