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2/8/16

posted by Kelly Allen

Journal: Why do you think that people are so reluctant to get appointments with the Writing Center?

Class: Prepare DNA samples for PCR

HW: EPI paper (final draft) due Fri. 2/19 (via Turnitin.com)

2/5/16

posted Feb 5, 2016, 8:37 AM by Kelly Allen

Journal: Today we will be extracting your DNA. Is your DNA in your mouth cells the same as the DNA in your lung cells? Explain your answer.

Class: DNA extraction lab 

HW: EPI paper (final draft) due Fri. 2/19 (via Turnitin.com)
Microarray Packet due Mon. 2/8

2/4/16

posted Feb 4, 2016, 8:39 AM by Kelly Allen

Journal: Explain some fundamental ways that yesterday’s paper microarray activity is different from actual microarrays.

Class: Wet Simulation Microarray activity (see 2/4 attachment)

HW: EPI paper (final draft) due Fri. 2/19 (via Turnitin.com)
Microarray Packet due Mon. 2/8

2/3/16

posted Feb 3, 2016, 7:18 AM by Kelly Allen

Journal:  In your own words, explain how a microarray (aka gene chip, DNA chip) is used to determine which genes are “turned on” and which genes are “turned off”.

Class:  Paper Microarray activity (see 2/3 attachment)

HW: EPI paper (final draft) due Fri. 2/19 (via Turnitin.com)

2/2/16

posted Feb 2, 2016, 7:58 AM by Kelly Allen

Journal: I have given you comments on your rough draft. What is your “plan of attack” to make sure that your final draft is outstanding? Give me details.

Class: Discuss Heat Map activity
Look at microarray animation website and discuss how microarrays (or gene chips, or DNA chips) work
Work on Microarray worksheet (see Ms. Allen for a copy)

HW: EPI paper (final draft) due Fri. 2/19 (via Turnitin.com)

2/1/16

posted Feb 1, 2016, 12:48 PM by Kelly Allen

Journal: What was your response to the discovery that what happened to your grandparents could affect your health? Could this have any effect on fields other than biology and medicine?

Class: Discuss EPI paper details
Heat Map activity

HW: EPI paper (final draft)  due Fri. 2/19 (via Turnitin.com)

1/29/16

posted Jan 29, 2016, 7:19 AM by Kelly Allen

Journal: Yesterday, we learned about the effects of BPA on agouti mice. Write about why this should be of concern to humans (other than mice using all of the treadmills at the gym).

Class: Film:  "Ghost in Your Genes"

HW: Bioinformatics packets due Mon. 2/1

1/28/16

posted Jan 28, 2016, 8:48 AM by Kelly Allen

Journal: Back in Bio I, you may have learned about Lamark’s theory of acquired characteristics, the idea that organisms could pass traits that they had acquired during their lifetime to their offspring. Give an example of an acquired trait and how Lamark would have explained how the organism got this characteristic.

Class: Notes on Epigenetics (see 1/28 attachment)

HW: Bioinformatics packets due Mon. 2/1

1/27/16

posted Jan 27, 2016, 8:49 AM by Kelly Allen

Journal: Think back to what you’ve done on bioinformatics. If one of our patients wanted to know her results (for a good reason), do you think that Onconomics Corporation should tell her? Explain your answer.

Class: Culminating bioinformatics discussion (see Ms. Allen for handout)

HW: Bioinformatics packets due Mon. 2/1

1/21/16

posted Jan 21, 2016, 11:57 AM by Kelly Allen

Journal: What have you found most interesting about this bioinformatics unit? What sorts of other applications could you see this field having?

Class: Continue working on Bioinformatics unit

HW: EPI rough draft due TOMORROW by 11:59 pm

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