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Cells, Chromosomes, and Cancer

What makes your eyes brown? How are you related to your parents and to your pet dog? Why are some cells more powerful than others? These questions are just a few that can be answered by researching genetics, the study of hereditary information. This course is for the serious science lover.  By examining the principles of genetic information, you’ll get a glimpse at how the molecular world affects the macroscopic world. Expect to discuss controversial topics such as prenatal testing and cancer diagnosis. Activities will include DNA extractions, visualization of chromosomes from human cells and time spent in a real clinical genetics laboratory.

PLEASE NOTE: This course will take place at M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030.

Students entering 9th Grade to 11th Grade (Ages 14-17)

Full Day Session: Monday to Friday (9 am - 4 pm) for one week


Week 5 -- July 7 -11, 2014

  • University of Houston - Downtown
  • University of Houston - Clear Lake

PLEASE NOTE: This course will take place at M D Anderson Cancer Center, 2555 Holly Hall Street, Houston, TX 77054


Full Day Tuition: $269 (includes all course material)

Full Day Session Deadlines Tuition
Early-Bird Registration On or Before April 1, 2014 $285
Early Registration April 2-May 20, 2014 $295
Regular Registration After May 20, 2014 $315


Secure your spot and save on tuition by registering early!


Get a free Amazon Kindle e-Reader when you register for three or more courses before April 2, 2012!





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