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Food For Thought: The ABCs of Biotechnology

A slide show presentation for the lay person to explain how scientists learn about and manipulate the machinery of cells. The emphasis will be on the various techniques developed over the past 30 years or so, by which we genetically engineer organisms. The focus will be on understanding the mechanics of the processes and not the ethics of genetic modification, which we will cover in our Discussion Group.

Anyone who already understands what DNA is and does in cells and how we are able to manipulate it will not find much, if any, new information here.

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  • Irene

    It was a very comprehensive overview, and I couldn't help thinking that none of this information was being taught when I was in high school. Biology and technology have come quite a ways since then. Thanks for the presentation. I am taking D ribose powder on a nutritionist's recommendation. It sounds like it might fit in with what you covered, but I am not sure in what way.

    March 20, 2013

  • Rick A.

    Steve, thanks for preparing that extremely impressive presentation--it was packed with information! I could have absorbed it a little more fully if my high-school chemistry and UT cellular & molecular biology classes weren't more than 40 years in the past. I actually have some motivation to do some review and learn more than I knew back then.

    March 19, 2013

  • Gray A.

    Sorry I missed it. Still recovering from recent illness.

    March 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Stuck at work on a deadline, so I can't make the lecture. Disappointed.

    March 18, 2013

  • Eric N.

    I think I understand, but that is probably a sign of my ignorance of my ignorance, so I'll come anyway!

    March 18, 2013

  • Rachel S.

    I'm interested, put me as a maybe please

    March 18, 2013

  • Irene

    Put me down for a maybe

    March 16, 2013

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