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ERIC Number: EJ939673
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9266
Visualising "Junk" DNA through Bioinformatics
Elwess, Nancy L.; Latourelle, Sandra M.; Cauthorn, Olivia
Journal of Biological Education, v39 n2 p76-80 2005
One of the hottest areas of science today is the field in which biology, information technology,and computer science are merged into a single discipline called bioinformatics. This field enables the discovery and analysis of biological data, including nucleotide and amino acid sequences that are easily accessed through the use of computers. As educators it is important to provide new challenges for students that incorporate the advancements in the areas of molecular biology, the human genome project, and computer technology. This learning experience, using bioinformatics, targets advanced high school and college-level students. The activity allows students an opportunity to visualise the amount of non-coding regions existing within a DNA sequence. (Contains 2 tables and 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
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Language: English
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