Getting To Know You: DNA Progress Versus Privacy – Inspire Club Classes

Getting To Know You: DNA Progress Versus Privacy

DNA is the bedrock of biology, but how does it work, and how is gene sequencing used by modern medicine? Learn about what your genes do, debate the ethics of gene sequencing, and use a simple experiment to discover why you either love or hate Brussels sprouts.

Workshop One: Dynamic DNA

In this workshop, students will discover how DNA is structured, learn how to predict protein properties from a DNA sequence, and use tasting strips to find out which students have a particular variant of a common tasting gene.

Workshop Two: DNA and Human Health

In the second workshop, students will learn about gene-sequencing and some of the technologies behind it, before engaging in a role-play debate about some of the most controversial issues in genetics and medicine today.


Class Creator – Dr Ana Wallis
(PhD in Biochemistry)

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