Assignment #1 Final

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Assignment #1 Final

  1. 1. How do we reverse-engineer a dinosaur from a chicken?Steve Pace Assignment #1
  2. 2. Why not use dino-DNA?• Finding dinosaur DNA has proven to be unsuccessful.• Blood vessels and soft tissues have been recovered.• DNA breaks down too fast.• Reverse-engineer from chickens instead.Steve Pace Assignment #1
  3. 3. Steve Pace Assignment #1
  4. 4. So what?It’s cool but how is it important?Steve Pace Assignment #1
  5. 5. 1. Gene Therapy • Fight disease • Parkinsons • HIV • Cancer • Correct mutation • Color blindnessSteve Pace Assignment #1
  6. 6. 2. Genetic Engineering•Genome mapping and manipulation • Medicine • Insulin, Human growth hormone • Agriculture • Fungal and virus resistance • Commercial • Biological factoriesSteve Pace Assignment #1
  7. 7. 3. Education• According to the 2009 National Assessment of Educational Progress • Only 31.6% of all students are “proficient” or better in science. • Fewer than 3% of students qualify as “advanced”.Steve Pace Assignment #1
  8. 8. Sources• TED.com • Jack Horner: Building a dinosaur from a chicken• technologyreview.com • Making Gasoline from Bacteria• genome.gov• gmo-compass.org• WSJ Online • Students Score Poorly on Science TestSteve Pace Assignment #1

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