What makes your eyes brown and your brother’s blue? How closely are you related to your parents, exactly? What about 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. By examining the principles of genetic information, you will get a glimpse at how the molecular world affects the macroscopic world. Expect to discuss controversial topics such as cloning and genetic engineering. Activities will include DNA extractions, visualization of chromosomes from human cells, and personal identification of many unique hereditary traits. The weekend will include a field trip to University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and visit full immersive 3D Virtual Radiation Therapy Simulator.
November 2 and 3, 2019
$425 ($395 - Registered on or before October 21, 2019)
(includes housing, food, and academic activities)
$375 ($345 - Registered on or before October 21, 2019)
(Day student - includes food and academic activities)