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Understanding the Role of Genetic Literacy on Genetic Testing Perceptions for Autism Spectrum Disorder
Introduction Genetic literacy, or one’s understanding of genetic principles and their ability to apply them to personal health-care decisions, is an increasingly vital tool in toda...
Intro Biology Modules
What Is It? Detailed models and imagery are a great way to introduce the basics of biology to your students. Images may be incorporated into slide decks or supplemental instructio...
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Timeline of Eugenics and Policy in the U.S.
EUGENICS AND SCIENCE
Timeline of Eugenics from 1859 to the present.
The most common questions about DTC genetic testing…and answers!
Direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing like Ancestry.com, and 23andMe among others are undoubtedly gaining popularity and curiosity among the general population. The number of con...
On Our Way to Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Genetic Architecture
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are a group of neurodevelopmental disorders characterized by cognitive phenotypes such as restricted interests, repetitive behaviors and language and...
A Deep Learning Approach to COVID-19 and Other Infectious Diseases
There are now nearly 3 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide, causing hundreds of thousands of deaths and economic pitfall. Recently, in a study that has yet to be peer-revi...
A Look into the Creation of a COVID-19 Vaccine
In December 2019, COVID-19, a new respiratory disease, broke out in Wuhan, China, resulting in a worldwide pandemic. A vaccine is needed, but what does vaccine creation entail? ...
Can Genetically Engineered Bacteria Solve The Plastic Pollution Crisis?
Plastic is an innovation which has pervaded every aspect of modern life, but human dependence on plastic comes at a heavy price. Plastic remains in the environment for millenia, bre...
Gut Microbiome Modulation for Colorectal Cancer
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer diagnosis among men and women in the United States.1-3 While cancer is recognized to be a disease of both genetic and environ...