Genetics (Biological)

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CSSS Santa Fe 2007

There have been a lot of lectures that touch on genes, genomes, DNA, ...etc. I thought the non-biologists might be interested in a little bit of background on molecular biology, focusing on genetics. It'd be nice to keep things informal, but basic topics I think would be helpful are:

  • classical genetics and mapping (genetics before we knew about DNA)
  • gene expression (and how it's regulated)
  • difference between genetic networks and biochemical networks
  • epigenetics, relating to Lamarkian evolution and stem cells

It could be a simple cartoon format tutorial or just be a discussion. Anybody interested? - Will L.