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2017-2018 Academic Catalogue 
2017-2018 Academic Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOGUE]

BIO 100 - Topics: DNA: It’s in your Genes (1)

This course is an introduction to modern molecular genetics. Using a project-based, “hands-on” approach, this laboratory course introduces students to basic molecular techniques used in a variety of applications ranging from forensic science to addressing current research problems with molecular technology. Students will solve a hypothetical crime with DNA forensic techniques, generate “fingerprints” of their DNA, and use DNA to address important research questions about the current state of Caribbean coral reefs. Discussions on bioethical issues currently debated in the newspapers will include the human genome project, cloning animals (including humans), individualized medicine, and the production of genetically modified foods. Only open to high school students participating in the Cornell College Summer Institute. (Lab Science)