Dr. Justin R. DiAngelo (Penn State Berks) and Dr. Alexis Nagengast (Widener University) have developed an exercise that introduces students to the basic functionality of the NCBI web site and NCBI BLAST. Students will use NCBI BLAST to identify the putative orthologs of the human Leptin gene in other species.
Developed by Dr. Anya Goodman (California Polytechnic State University) and Dr. James Youngblom (California State University Stanislaus), this computer laboratory is designed to introduce students to the analysis of DNA sequences and to the effects of bioinformatics on access to health information by scientists, doctors, and the general public.
This lab is an updated, stand-alone version of the bioinformatics exercise originally developed for Bio 3055 at Washington University. This exercise introduces students to the genetic basis of disease using the KRas protein.