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Evolutionary Genetics



High school teacher Nikki Chester is offering Evolutionary Genetics as a two-semester course to juniors at Athens Academy, a private school in Athens, Georgia. The fall course is based on the summer course we offered in 2009. The students started with basic flow of genetic information. They then did the mPing excision experiment. The last half of the semester will be spent on annotating TEs in the introns of maize. The semester will conclude with a short module on Alus.

The spring semester involved more human DNA analysis and concluded with an exercise called "Who stole our Amorphophallus?" A forensics style lab, but a lot more involved than just swabbing cheeks!

Evolutionary Genetics is being taught again this school year!

Go Spartans!




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