For class on Monday 10/27, please read EO Wilson’s Life on Earth chapter 10 or Biology 15.1-3, 15.6-9 and look over these slides on the Central Dogma.
Here are the news stories we listened to in class if you’d like to refer to them.
- From Kale To Pale Ale, A Love Of Bitter May Be In Your Genes
- New Genetic Test Screens Would-Be Parents
Here are the questions related to the media we looked at in class, which we’ll discuss on Monday:
NPR: From Kale To Pale Ale, A Love Of Bitter May Be In Your Genes
What is a gene?
How do different genes result in different experiences in tasting bitterness?
NOVA: Cracking the Code of Life
What’s a genome? What is the Human Genome Project?
Why are the parents healthy but their child has Tay-Sachs disease?
How can we understand this disease with what we know about protein structure and function?
What pattern of inheritance does Tay-Sachs disease follow?
NPR: New Genetic Test Screens Would-Be Parents
What is a genetic disease?
What does the test tell parents?
Why are only certain populations affected (more heavily) by certain genetic diseases?