I was absent today. I had to visit the dermatologist to have a mole cut off of my head. How apropos, right? I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the cells are mitosising correctly. In the meantime my students watched a video today about genetic disorders. The video is called “Miracle Cure? A Decade of the Human Genome” and it was produced by the BBC in 2010. In particular, the video focuses on alcoholism, cancer, and cystic fibrosis. But I like that it sheds light on the lives of those affected just as much as it focuses on the science of each disorder. If you’d like to download the video (shortened down to 42 minutes to fit my class periods), please click the link below.
December 6 – Genetic Disorders Video.mp4