Genetics: Nature or Nurture–Friday

Genetics: Nature or Nurture–Friday

 

Today students finished up their fruit fly (drosophila) experiments measuring how different fly types (genotypes) reacted to seizure medication.  They then finished up their research and prepared their presentations for the afternoon parent gathering. Students also successfully isolated GFP (green fluorescent protein) and saw that the environment can effect gene expression.

Ask your student what GFP is! ( A protein composed of 238 amino acid residues that exhibits bright green fluorescence when exposed to light in the blue to ultraviolet range.)