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Unformatted text preview: 1 Clicker Question Clicker Question • Given the sequencing data on the right, the sequence of the template DNA is: • A) CATCCGAAGTTCGA • B) GTAGGCTTCAAGCT • C) TCGAACTTCGGATG • D) ACGTACGTACGTAC • E) THECATINTHEHAT Where are we? Where are we? • Last time I talked about – Gene therapy – The Human Genome Project and the HapMap Project – Traits, genes, SNPs, epigenetics and DNA sequencing – A trend in biology that can be characterized as going from research aimed at “knowing ourselves” to research aimed at “buying and selling ourselves” –-Sell Buy-ology • This time I will talk about AIDS ( A cquired I mmuno D eficiency S yndrome) – Seeing other people as human beings – Recognizing a new disease – Discovering the cause – Managing an epidemic – Discovering a treatment – Finding a cure Contempt, Complacency, and Cowardice Contempt, Complacency, and Cowardice Considering People as Less than Human Considering People as Less than Human Eugenics Eugenics Kristallnacht Kristallnacht http://www.ushmm.org/ 2 Southern Lynching Southern Lynching http://faculty.mdc.edu/jmcnair/EDG2701%20All%20Classes/Racism.htm National Gay and Lesbian Task Force National Gay and Lesbian Task Force • The number of homeless and runaway youth ranges from 575,000 to 1.6 million per year. • 20-40% of all homeless youth identify as lesbian gay identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT). 3-5% of the US population identify as LGBT. • 26% of gay teens are kicked out of their house by their parents. http://rmc.library.cornell.edu/ead/htmldocs/RMM07301.html www.thetaskforce.org A Poem George Plimpton Attributes to A Poem George Plimpton Attributes to Muhammad Ali Muhammad Ali Me, We. AIDS: In the beginning… AIDS: In the beginning… “It began, like so many epidemics, with a few isolated cases, a whisper that caught the ear of only a few in medical research. Today, that whisper has become a roar heard around the world. AIDS— i d i d fi i acquired immunodeficiency syndrome—is now the epidemic of our generation, invading our lives in ways we never imagined—testing our scientific knowledge, probing our private values , and sapping our strength. AIDS no longer attracts our attention-it commands it.” Antonia Coello Novello, 1992 Recognizing a New Disease Recognizing a New Disease WHO-maps 3 Gay Men in New York were Getting Gay Men in New York were Getting “Old People’s” Cancer “Old People’s” Cancer • In 1981, doctors in New York were puzzled by eight young gay men who had purple lesions associated with an aggressi e form of aggressive form of cancer known as Kaposi’s sarcoma . • The doctors were puzzled because Kaposi’s sarcoma usually occurs in older Jewish and Italian people....
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