Monday, February 18, 2008

Prep for discussion & group meetings

Students read the article below and prepared for an article discussion in the next class period. While students were reading, I met with groups to collect assignment #4 and check in on their progress.

Homework: complete the discussion sheet and make sure you write an opening statement.

Fast Forward to 2020: What to Expect in Molecular Medicine
The first phase of the ambitious international effort to determine the entire sequence of the human chromosome set is virtually complete. Human Genome Project scientists plan to finish the human sequence by 2003, along with a database of the most common sequence variations that distinguish one person from another. This knowledge base, freely available to any interested person over the Internet, will revolutionize biology and medicine. But how? What will be different 20 years from now because the human genome was sequenced? Click here to read the full article.