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NC Teachers Use GSK Grant for Microarray Education

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Science teachers in North Carolina will learn how to use microarray technologies through a summer program sponsored by the North Carolina Biotechnology Center and funded by GlaxoSmithKline.

The workshop, "Teaching Genetics and Gene Expression Using Microarrays," will focus on creative ways that educators can use microarray technologies to study genetics with students.

The instructors will design and test small arrays to meet instructional goals for gene expression, genetics, forensics, and evolution, and they will learn to operate an arrayer robot and will be given arrays and supplies to use in their classrooms. Lecturers in the workshop will discuss array applications related to recent advances in medical genetics, toxicology, DNA forensics, and the National Geographic Society's human origins project.

The NCBC is a private, non-profit aimed at supporting biotechnology research, business, and education in North Carolina.

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