Genetics: Field Trip and Friday

Thursday, Dr. John Andersland took us on a field trip to the WKU Biological Preserve to observe the biodiversity in our region. The students canoed down the Green River in groups of two or three, and we stopped to eat at a blue hole where almost everyone jumped in and swam.

Friday the students each researched a genetic disease, created a presentation about the disease, and presented it to the class. Students talked about the methods by which the disease is detected, how it is inherited, the chromosome the disease is carried on, and in some cases, the possibility of gene therapy as a cure.

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