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Current Genetics Update: Shedding light on DNA’s “dark matter” with Youreka Science

Florie Charles has created another wonderful video at Youreka Science, this time helping us understand: What is going on with the parts of our DNA sometimes referred to as “dark matter”? ¬†Florie uses her clear, concise teaching style to talk about DNA and skin cancer. Her video is a particularly great tool for those of us who are visual learners!

Be sure to check out her other videos, too!

Florie Charlies from Youreka Science:

Scientists are beginning to discover what is hidden in 99% of our DNA. And it turns out this new information may redefine the way we think of cancer development.  These scientists have discovered an important role for a protein involved in extending lifespan of mice and cells in driving cancer development.

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Personal Genetics Education Project - pgEd.org Personal Genetics Education Project - pgEd.org shared National Institutes of Health (NIH)'s Becoming a Scientist with National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Dr. Francis Collins.
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An event that our teacher friends may find useful: NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins will be hosting a Facebook Live event on Monday, Dec 10th from 3:15-45 pm ET, where he will take questions from middle school students from across the US. You are invited to livestream this event to your classroom and submit your students' questions in the event feed's comments section!

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
How can you start a career in STEM? Join NIH Director & geneticist Dr. Francis Collins on December 10, 2018 at 3:15 pm ET for a conversation featuring Johnson Creek Middle School on becoming a scientist. Dr. Collins will be taking questions from middle school students from across the U.S.!
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