The virtual Waksman Institute Summer Experience is a wonderful learning opportunity where we learned how to isolate and analyze the DNA fragments of the duckweed plant using reverse transcriptase, polymerase chain reaction (PCR), gel electrophoresis etc. and bioinformatics tools like BLAST, GenBank etc. These are my notes from the program. Part 1 of 4.
Conmemorando el Día Nacional del ADN 2021 el 25 de abril con una nota sobre el impacto de la investigación del ADN en la lucha contra la pandemia de COVID 19.
Commemorating National DNA Day 2021 on April 25 with a note on the impact of DNA research in fighting COVID 19 pandemic.
Rainstorm is a teaching plaform where students, professors and researchers from various unversities and other institutions present lectures about various topics. I got to learn about radiation oncology, lung health and rehabilitation engineering, among others. Read on for my notes on this wonderful event.
Yale Splash is a teaching plaform where students, professors and researchers from Yale Unversity and other institutions lecture about various topics. I got to learn about regenerative medicine and neuroscience, among others. Read on for my notes on this wonderful event.
Insects, from time immemorial, have been a boon and bane for humanity. While some insects are needed for pollination, many insects have spread diseases in humans, plants and animals. By using CRISPR gene editing technique to alter insect genes and using the insects’ natural desire to propagate, dangerous insect populations can be controlled.
Cheese is a staple food in many cultures. There are a wide variety of cheese, made using different ingredients and techniques. CRISPR technique has been used to improve the quality of the cheese.
I came across this interesting article about how scientists were able to trace the closest living relatives of the scary Tyrannosaurus Rex dinosaur to a common species that usually ends up on our dinner plate using some online tools and some DNA detective work!
Continuation of some of my notes as I read and study about the underlying biochemical interactions associated with genetics and living organisms (Part 2)
Continuation of some of my notes as I read and study about the underlying biochemical interactions associated with genetics and living organisms.