Unit 1 Slides - Welcome to MyDNA MyDNA(Biochem100 Fall 2008 Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:15 am to 12:30 pm Hasbrouck Lab Addition Rm#20 Professor 1 Dr

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Unformatted text preview: Welcome to MyDNA! MyDNA! (Biochem100) Fall 2008 Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:15 am to 12:30 pm Hasbrouck Lab Addition Rm #20 Professor: 1 Dr. Molly Fitzgerald-Hayes, Ph.D. Chief Undergraduate Advisor and Honors Coordinator Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA Email: [email protected] Welcome to MyDNA (Biochem 100) TAs! MyDNA TA Fall08 Emails : Katerina Papa [email protected] BMB Masters student working on MyDNA book and headed to medical school. Anne E. Osborn [email protected] MB BS student working on MyDNA honors CE 2 BMB BS student working on MyDNA honors CE and has been a MyDNA TA in past. Emily Georges [email protected] BMB Major; possible career in science writing. Molly Fitzgerald-Hayes [email protected] MyDNA Topic Units Fall 2008 Unit 1 Reading DNA: How our genes talk and how we know what our genes say. Unit 2-1 Human Genome Project : Amazing to determine the order of all the DNA letters in the human genome. Unit 2-2 Human Genes: What we learned about our genes. Unit 3 Embryonic Stem Cells: Hype or real hope? nit 4 enetic Diseases: enes cause many human diseases. 3 Unit 4 Genetic Diseases: Genes cause many human diseases. Unit 5 Genetic Testing: Prenatal tests & whole genome scans Unit 6 DNA Forensics: Is your DNA unique? Unit 7 Human Cloning : Who would you clone? Questions answered in the MyDNA course Can they really clone a person? What about cats and dogs? hat is a DNA fingerprint? Who would most UMass students clone if they could? (No, not Mom.) 4 What is a DNA fingerprint? What about DNA privacy? Who has access to your genes? Your health insurance company? Your employer? Is your DNA privacy protected by law? Understanding Your DNA and MyDNA!! Learn to “Read” DNA • Read YOUR DNA Language • Discover YOUR Genome • Harness the Power in YOUR Genes Discover DNA: It is Changing OUR Lives… • Human Cloning magine dozens of identical siblings!!) 5 (imagine dozens of identical siblings!!) • Designer Babies (and all of them “perfect”!?!) • Stem Cells (can we help paralyzed people to walk?) • Gene Therapy (can we fix “broken” genes?) • DNA Fingerprinting (nowhere to hide??!!) What is the MyDNA course about? DNA! What is a genetic disease? Do my genes determine my health? How did I get “my mother’s” eyes? How do genes get mutated? Will my utated genes make me sick? 6 Can gene therapy cure genetic diseases ? mutated genes make me sick? In the MyDNA course we will talk about… DNA and genes … Many people have many questions! What are genes? Does everyone have the same genes? What do genes and DNA actually do? 7 What is a genome ? Do I have one? Two?...
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Unit 1 Slides - Welcome to MyDNA MyDNA(Biochem100 Fall 2008 Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:15 am to 12:30 pm Hasbrouck Lab Addition Rm#20 Professor 1 Dr

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