RNAi KATS Presentation

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What is RNA interference. What is the mechanism for this cellular process and how can I use this as an instructional piece for an advance biology or a biotechnology class? If any of these questions are of interest to you, fear not, you are at a one-stop site for joining the movement started by Cold Spring Harbor to introduce high school students and under graduates to research centered around C. elegans (the nematode) and RNAi. I was fortunate to attend the Amgen Leadership Symposium in Human and Molecular Genetics and would like to share information from the symposium otherwise known as DNA Boot Camp. Here are some links that may be of interest to you.

Order Double Life of RNA from HHMI- It has the NOVA video and it is free. Click to order is on the left.
HHMI RNAi

Or you can stream the video from http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/sciencenow/3210/02.html

Now that you have a somewhat better idea of the RNAi mechanism go to the web site for Dolan DNA Learning center at Cold Spring Harbor, NY.
http://dnalc.org
Dolan DNA Learning

From the main page locate the Silencing the Genome pages. This is the link from DNALC for C. elegans and RNAi . The live materials will be sent to you free. Just spend some time with the recipes before you order. Any questions be sure to contact me for help. Have fun and the students will have an opportunity to do real science. http://silencinggenomes.org/
Silencing the Genome

 

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Born in Ottawa Ks raised and educated in Missouri. An Olathe resident for the past 22 years. I facilitate the Biotechnology and Life Sciences program at Olathe North ,the only school I have taught at in Olathe. If not in my wife's gardens or my wood shop I will be outdoors chasing trout or turkey.