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Using Bioinformatics: Genetic Testing

North Carolina Association for Biomedical Research (NCABR)

Thursday, November 2, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

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K-12 Educator Ended Free  

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This workshop features the Using Bioinformatics: Genetic Testing curriculum, which was developed by the Northwest Association for Biomedical Research. The curriculum explores how bioinformatics is applied to genetic testing. Specifically, the bioinformatics tools of BLAST and Cn3D are used to investigate the genetic and molecular consequences of a mutation to the Breast Cancer Susceptibility 1 (BRCA1) gene. Participants will be introduced to principles-based bioethics in order to support their thoughtful consideration of the many social and ethical implications of genetic testing. Throughout the unit, participants are presented with a number of career options in which the tools of bioinformatics are used.

This curriculum is most applicable to middle and high school teachers.

Incentives for attending an Rx for Science Literacy workshop include:

  • 1 unit of certification renewal credit for North Carolina-certified educators (4 hours of additional work required)
  • Free supplemental curriculum and other bioscience education materials to use in the classroom
  • Free lunch
  • Substitute teacher support (up to $80)

For details about all workshops in the Rx for Science Literacy series, visit:

Have questions about Using Bioinformatics: Genetic Testing? Contact North Carolina Association for Biomedical Research (NCABR)

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