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ABCs of DNA: Unraveling the Mystery of Genetics Information for Consumers

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Agenda

  • Introduction – 15 minutes
    Introduce topic, instructor, participants and objectives 

  • Video – 30 minutes
    “DNA: the Secret of Life; a Film about the Double Helix” 

  • Follow-up Discussion and Lecture – 20 minutes
    Genes, chromosomes, DNA concepts, terms, definitions 

  • Presentation and Demonstration – 15 minutes
    Genetic consultation and testing web resources 

  • Lecture and Demonstration – 15 minutes
    Human Genome Project 

BREAK – 10 minutes 

  • Demonstration and exercise– 15 minutes
    Genetic disorders and family history taking 

  • Demonstration and Online Exploration/Practice – 30 minutes
    Internet resources  

  • Lecture and Discussion – 30 minutes
    Ethical, legal, and social issues surrounding genetics 

 BREAK – 10 minutes 

  • Case Studies and Role Playing – 30 minutes
    Dealing with patrons or own questions about genetics 

  • Exercises – 20 minutes
    Hands-on practice

Reviewed April 2012