Central Dogma: Chromosome Project Q&A

After spending a very productive first day in the computer lab, students now have the opportunity to ask clarifying questions about the Chromosome Project.  Students will be encouraged to share strategies for finding genes on chromosomes, and for identifying diseases associated with those genes.  Students will be ready to head back into the computer lab on Monday with an understanding of how to use the NCBI website for researching DNA and protein sequences.  Students will also be introduced to Cn3D, a special program that allows the user to visualize protein structure.  Students interested in learning more about how amino acids interact to form proteins are encouraged to experiment with Fold It, a game developed by the Baker Lab at the University of Washington.