Halobacterium sp. NRC-1 “How To” document

Hello all,

Thanks for the fun yesterday!  This link will take you to a word doc with everything I could think of to help you with Halobacterium in your classroom:  KABT handout post online

If you do use Halobact, pop me a note or post a comment so I can update the list of possible activities.

Thanks!

Kelley

Do Gene Patents Kill?

The Controversy Surrounding DNA Patenting

Thursday, October 13
6:00 pm
UMKC Law School
Thompson Courtroom

Patent Attorney Dan Ravicher  faces off against Hans Sauer, representative for the biotech industry, in what promises to be a lively debate about the future of gene patenting.

For more details on the controversy and debate participants, click here.

 

The Human Genome at Ten: Nature’s Special

 

This Nature special contains 26 separate resources categorized into editorials, reviews, perspectives, comments, books & arts, technology features, features, audio & video, careers, and elsewhere in Nature sections (at least nine of these are free access).  Comments from Eric Lander, Francis Collins, and Craig Venter are all included as well as many others. 

It would be interesting to compare the what these symbols of genomic science wrote for these competing publications.

There is even an iPad app for experiencing this special issue.  Whether or not you have an iPad you should really check out this complation of information on the genome.  It’s hard to believe its been 10 years.

Human Genome 10th Anniversary: Science’s Special

In February 2001, Science and Nature published two papers that provided the first detailed look at the nearly complete sequence of the human genome. Science is pleased to present a special month-long series celebrating the 10th anniversary of that momentous achievement, including News features and brief essays that explore the impacts of the genomics revolution on scientists and society.

Visit this special section of the online issue of Science by clicking on the image above, or view and save a pdf copy of the two parts of the series that have been published so far.  Each pdf contains a collection of brief essays that should be assessible by most high school biology students.

NPR Science – January 31, 2011

Week of January 31, 2011

Click on the logo above to go the the NPR Science site, or use the links below to navigate one of the stories that I thought may interest you.

I tried to embed these videos for snow day viewing pleasure but I couldn’t.  All of these videos are about the snowflake research conducted by Dr. Ken Libbrecht, a Caltech physicist.