There’s a lot of news about the human genome and genetically modified organisms (GMO). What does it all mean? We will start with the basics of Mendel. We will study complications of those basics, then move into a look at the molecular side of genetics and current topics such as epigenetics and CRISPR. We will construct a paper DNA model, extract DNA from fruit, and perform an experiment with plant seedlings. This class is for novice scientists who desire a working knowledge of genetics. P.S. No cramming before the class starts!
GROUP LEADER: Jane Crooks is an academic coach for at-risk college students and a private high school science tutor. She taught middle school science at Bancroft School for 19 years. She holds a BS from the University of Notre Dame and a MA from Tufts University.
Worcester Institute for Senior Education (WISE)Assumption University, 500 Salisbury Street, Worcester MA 01609