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Current Genetics Update: Youreka Science’s video – He’s Got his Mother’s Eyes and His Father’s Mutations

Current Genetics Update is happy to host a guest post and video by Florie Charles, founder of Youreka Science! pgEd agrees on how important these concepts are, and love Florie’s fun, engaging style. Check it out!

In an online video series, Florie Charles, a PhD graduate student at UCSF and the founder of Youreka Science, communicates novel scientific findings to the public. One of her latest videos highlights an exciting genetics finding that relates to the way we inherit our DNA from our parents. The general rule is that we inherit half of our DNA from our mother and half of our DNA from our father. However, we can sometimes inherit a mutation, or a change in the DNA sequence, from our father or our mother that is not found in either one of our parents. This new piece of DNA provides a source of genetic variation that can contribute to human health. Find out what influences the transmission of these mutations and how they may affect one’s health!! To watch more science videos, visit the Youreka Science website at www.YourekaScience.com.

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As we finish up another week of Teaching the Genome Generation at the Jackson Lab in Bar Harbor Maine, teachers are excited to receive a copy of David Epstein's "The Sports Gene". pgEd loves leading the social and ethical dimension of this annual professional development course. Looking for some summer reading? Check out pged.org/book-corner/ ... See MoreSee Less

Posted by pgEd 7 days ago

As we finish up another week of Teaching the Genome Generation at the Jackson Lab in Bar Harbor Maine, teachers are excited to receive a copy of David Epsteins The Sports Gene. pgEd loves leading the social and ethical dimension of this annual professional development course.  Looking for some summer reading? Check out http://pged.org/book-corner/

What a wonderful three days at our Summer Institute! Thanks to our friends at Brockton High School for hosting us, and to all the teachers who came and shared their energy, passion and ideas. There will be lots for pgEd to get inspirations from as we develop our new unit of lessons on genetics and identity.
See everyone at our next workshop in Boston in less than two weeks!
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Posted by pgEd 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful three days at our Summer Institute! Thanks to our friends at Brockton High School for hosting us, and to all the teachers who came and shared their energy, passion and ideas. There will be lots for pgEd to get inspirations from as we develop our new unit of lessons on genetics and identity.
See everyone at our next workshop in Boston in less than two weeks!

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