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Climate Change: Why We Must Act Now!
Climate “tipping points” are points of no return. Once they are crossed, severe accelerated changes to the climate systems that support life on Earth may become irreversible. Discover what we can do to save the health of our planet by identifying the stressors and lessening their impact.
CE-SCI 2061VA, 3 Wed., Apr. 6-20, 6:30-8:30 pm, $75. T Riley. #18896
CRISPR’s Potential to Change the World
Gene editing has the power to control evolution. CRISPR is a technology that can be used to edit genes and is already changing the world. CRISPR will transform medicine as it is being used to treat and prevent many diseases (including sickle cell anemia). CRISPR acts like a scissor cutting the DNA at a certain spot and then science can remove, add, or replace the DNA. Learn how Jennifer Douda and Emmanuelle Charpentier won the 2020 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for discovering the main gene-editing tool, CRISPR-CAS9.
CE-SCI 2060, 3 Mon., Feb. 7-21, 6:30-8:30 pm, $75. T Riley. #18518
Are you fascinated by how genealogists, DNA and genetics are revolutionizing criminology, cracking cold cases, freeing innocent people, and bringing justice to families? Modern scientific advances in forensics and the determination of investigators to track down perpetrators of horrific crimes by using DNA technology has led to the capture and incarceration of tens of thousands of criminals. Learn about these cases and how they were solved using these advanced methods. Please email instructor at email@example.com for list of optional books.
CE-SCI 2058, 3 Fri., Jan. 21-Feb. 4, 6:30-8:30 pm, $78. T Riley. #18521