November 6-9, 2018
Carnegie Science Center
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Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats, or CRISPR definitely is a cool and a powerful tool. This breakthrough technology now allows us to modify or edit genes with ease and precision. Trials of this new genetic engineering technology already are underway seeking to eradicate various debilitating genetic diseases.
What does this mean for us individually and globally? How does it work?
Join Eden McQueen, a PhD student in the Department of Biology at the University of Pittsburgh who has worked with CRISPR in the lab.
Please bring your questions for Q&A.
Science and technology topics include:
Biology, genetics, technology, ethics, and careers
Program Capacity: 140Program Dates & Times
High School, November 8, 2018 – 11am
The Red Queen Hypothesis, named after the Red Queen in the book Alice in Wonderland, brings together two evolutionary theories. to ‘the evolutionary arms race’, where prey and predator constantly evolve together to reach some sort of uneasy balance.
Gattaca: a thoughtful film about society prejudices and the potential dark side of messing with Mother Nature. A breathtaking, if somewhat cold and sterile, look into the future. (movie trailer)
The Blooding: a novel about the first use of DNA fingerprinting in a court case based on the discovery of genetic fingerprinting by Alec Jeffreys.
Do it – competition, volunteer, games, make it, lesson plan
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3-5-ETS1-1,2; MS-PS4-3; MS-LS1-1,3,8; MS-LS2-1,2,5; MS-ETS1-1
HS-PS1-6; HS-PS2-3; HS-PS3-3; HS-PS4-5; HS-LS1-1,3; HS-LS2-7; HS-LS3-1; HS-LS4-6; HS-ESS3-2,4; HS-ETS1-1,3,4
Anchors S8.A.1.2.1; S8.A.2.2.3; S8.B.2.2; S8.C.1.1
Standards 3.3.7 B; 3.4.7 A; 3.6.7 A; 3.8.7 B; 3.8 C
Anchors S11.A.2.2.2; S11.B.1.1.3; S11.B.2.2.1; S11.C.1.1.2
Standards 3.3.10 B; 3.3.12 B; 3.4.10 A; 3.4.12 A; 3.6.10 A; 3.6.12 A; 3.10.8 B; 3.12.8 B; 3.3.10 C; 3.12.C