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science: cryptogenomics - using the "bigfoot genome" for 21st century biology

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  • Enspiral

    Level 2, 18 Allen Street, Wellington (map)

    -41.293022 174.782288

  • Look for the Foot Law building on Allen St, come on up the stairs, through the door, passed the kitchen, haere mai!
  • Cryptogenomics_-___the__bigfoot_genome_

    what we are doing

    Earlier this year researchers claimed to have published a bigfoot genome sequence.

    We will use publicly available tools and data to learn what they actually sequenced, then compare their results to those of recent studies that really used DNA evidence to show the existence on different human species.

    what you will learn

    Learn how to use free on-line tools to compare the genetics of the "sasquatch sequence" with other known species - all from your own laptop!

    You'll come away knowing:

    • what the tools are
    • where to access them,
    • how they work and
    • finally be able to figure out where 'sasquatch' is descended from and whether it's real or not!

    type of class intro

    skill required beginner

    your chalkler will be

    David Winter has won a bunch of prizes for his research and has been called an 'epic science communicator' for his work on Sciblogs. Oh, and he's got a PhD in genetics too.

    what to bring

    a laptop to access the internet from - wireless code will be provided.

    cost 15.00 (incl. GST)

    how to book and pay

    We expect pre-payment for all classes.

    RSVP and pay using this paypal link

    deposit 15.00 into chalkle's Kiwibank account:
    Reference:[masked] - Your name

    If you are not a member of chalkle, please pay using the instructions above and email [masked] to confirm your RSVP

    We require a minimum of 3 people for this class to go ahead.

    our cancellation policy
    If you RSVP for a class and fail to show up, you will get a "no show". Three no shows means you will be removed from chalkle°. You may request to rejoin after six months.
    If you cancel your RSVP:
    - less than 3 days before = no refund
    - after 7pm the night before = no refund and a "no show" will be recorded

    about chalkle°
    chalkle° connects people interested in teaching and learning from each other face-to-face -- in a fun, social environment!
    Choose from many affordable lessons up for grabs (from intros to master classes) in agriculture, art and craft, business, construction, digital media, food, languages, music and performance, science, technology and zombie survival... and many of the lessons are free!


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  • chalkle

    If you would like to receive a refund for this class or apply the credit to another class, please email [masked]

    April 1, 2013

  • Brenton H.



    March 28, 2013

  • wynn

    Wish I could do this one but I've got fieldwork scheduled that week. Keeping an eye on your blog tho David.

    March 23, 2013


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