Dana was recently invited to spend the day with students at Morse High School in Bath, Maine. What a great school, full of enthusiastic teachers and engaged students. We covered a wide range of topics – everything from the ethics of genetic testing for children to some of the unintended consequences of biotechnology. There were several topics that we didn’t get to spend as much time on as I would have liked. I have included some links below in case any students would like to do some extra reading.
Also, since I saw roughly 100 students that day – if every student I talked with played the Map-Ed game, Bath, Maine would be by *far* the most pinned city in the world. Come on Shipbuilders, let’s see some pins on the map! Ask friends and family to play, too!
2. Havasupai Indians and informed consent from the excellent website at the American Indian and Alaska Native Genetics Resource Center.
3. What sorts of genetic tests exist to assess athletic traits and injury risk? The Washington Post looks at the debate.
Thank you again for the invitation – it was a fun day full of great questions, comments and ideas!