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  • Genes or Junk: Measuring the Functional Genome MacKellar Figure 1In 2001, scientists published a (mostly) complete sequence of the human genome, the DNA that's spread over our 23 chromosomes and contains the information that dictates the function of our cells and the development of our bodies .  Over a decade later, the public still wonders what all of that information means.  And so do…

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  • Small Brains, Big Ideas: The value of model organisms to science smallbrains-imagePresented by Yuly Fuentes-Medel Model organism systems amenable to genetic manipulation have made seminal contributions to many aspects of modern science. These organisms with small brains have inspired the discoveries of big ideas in such complex problems as cell death, ion channel function, and pattern formation during development. In this lecture you will learn what…