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Saturday DNA! Virtual Lab: As the Worm Turns

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Seats for each session limited to 35 Zoom participant connections. Register to reserve your spot. | Cost $20

When

Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Description

  • Appropriate for ages 10–14
  • $20 per participant, no kit required

Activity description:

Genes determine a lot about how organisms grow and function. Scientists often learn about how human genes work by finding gene matches in other species and using them as a model. In this session, you will learn all about how a worm called C. elegans is used by researchers around the world to better understand gene function and genetic disease. In this activity, you will:

  • observe live C. elegans worms magnified by a stereo microscope;
  • discuss what makes C. elegans a good model organism for genetic research;
  • identify C. elegans mutants and describe their traits; and
  • see examples of how nematodes can be used to model human genetic diseases.

To complete this lab, you will need:

  • Blank paper
  • Writing utensil

Venue/location

Virtual
Online,

    Website

    Visit: https://dnalc.cshl.edu/programs/saturdaydna.html

    Register/more info

    Seats for each session limited to 35 Zoom participant connections. Register to reserve your spot. | Cost $20