HiGene: A Genome Sequencing Project for High Schools
One hundred and fifty five high school teachers learn how to extract DNA from worm specimens and access bioinformatics resources online to analyze the DNA sequences. Students submit their results to an international database of DNA sequences.
Rutgers University will provide a comprehensive project in molecular biology and bioinformatics that engages high school teachers and students in DNA sequencing research. More than 75 teachers will participate in the project and approximately 30 students per year will attend the summer program and 300 additional students will engage in the Project during each academic year.