Monthly Archives: March 2013

Biotech mini-presentations

You’re going to work in small groups to research an area of biotechnology, with a focus on the current applications. Possible topics: PCR/gel electrophoresis, DNA profiling [4.4.1-4.4.4] Genome sequencing and analysis [4.4.6] Transgenic plants [4.4.7, 4.4.9-10] Transgenic knockout mice [4.4.7, 4.4.9-10] Stem cells (focus … Continue reading

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Face Lab

Here’s your task: You’ve been provided with photos of various adults at ISM and a ruler. Choose your own measurements to record and use these measurements to draw comparisons (e.g. graphically, statistically) between two groups (this means you’ll also need … Continue reading

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Genetic engineering and biotechnology

This is cool stuff.  It is the “newest” part of the course as it involves science that is very current.  Here are some of the questions we’ll attempt to answer:- What are the techniques of PCR and gel electrophoresis and … Continue reading

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More fun with genetics

Here is some more practice with pedigrees. (Note: You’ll need to draw the pedigrees on paper (gasp!) because the drag/drop function doesn’t seem to be working…) The concept of linked genes was first discovered in fruit flies, with the mutant … Continue reading

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Genetics caption competition

Reply to this post with clever, biologically correct captions.  Prizes for the most entertaining and intelligent use of genetics vocab 🙂  

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Genetics problem solving – Mrs D

Check out her tongue!  Can you explain what’s going on? Here are two useful sites to help with the “how to” of genetics problem solving.  One.  Two. These sites have lots of practice problems to do with Mendelian genetics: University … Continue reading

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Genetics Problem Solving and REVIEW

How moist is your earwax? We’ll be looking at how genetic information is passed from one generation to the next and how you get from the information encoded in DNA to traits, like the size of your earlobs or the … Continue reading

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Theoretical genetics

This is the fun stuff – working out genetics problems.  Before the fun stuff comes the groundwork – learning definitions.  Know the meaning of the following terms. genotype, phenotype, dominant allele, recessive allele, codominant alleles, locus, homozygous, heterzygous, carrier, test … Continue reading

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