KANSAS DNA DAY

​​Personalized Medicine (Pharmacogenetics)

In this module, students will learn about the concept of ‘personalized’ medicine; how differences in our genes affect whether a drug treatment will be successful or have serious side effects, and how...


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Immunology - New for 2017! 

Our immune system is designed to protect us from any potential pathogen that may invade our bodies. How can our bodies anticipate and defend us from pathogens? How do vaccines protect us from infection? What about antibiotics? How do they work and what are their limitations? This module will address these questions and will give students an understanding of the two major arms of our immune system: innate immunity and adaptive immunity...

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2017 DNA Day Modules

This year the following modules will be presented:


Model Organisms

In this module, students will learn about the concept of ‘model organisms’; how non-human animals can be studied and the findings applied to humans. We will look at what traits make a species useful...

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Phylogeography (evolutionary patterns)- New for 2017! 

This module will teach students about building and interpreting trees of evolutionary relationships between organisms and how new DNA technologies are helping scientists better understand the evolutionary history of groups of organisms. 

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Genomic Inheritance

In this module students learn the ins and outs of the human genome – what makes us each unique, how traits are inherited, and how Genome Wide Association Studies (GWAS) are helping to identify genes...

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