Personal genomics- a matter of taste

How can humans be so similar yet so different?

The Wet Lab is hosting a workshop Saturday, August 19th, at the La Jolla Riford Library from 3-5pm.

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99.9% of the human genome is identical among individuals. The other 0.1% makes us biologically unique. Sometimes the difference between two traits can be traced to a single chemical change in our DNA. In this hands-on workshop we will explore the genetics of perception and test our own DNA for a bitter taste receptor. Recommended for ages 14-adult.

To attend, please find the event on the library events page and register there!

This event is part of the San Diego Wet Lab’s science workshop series.  Science workshops are usually held every 1st Saturday and 3rd Saturday at 3pm at the La Jolla Library. Please check the La Jolla library events page for location details and changes in the upcoming schedule.

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Under the Sea and the ‘Scope

Interested in learning about sea urchins and sea stars while looking at live ones under a microscope? The Wet Lab is hosting a workshop Saturday, August 5th, at the La Jolla Riford Library from 3-5pm.

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Ever wondered how the creatures you see in the tide pool come into being? Join us for an exploratory look at sea urchin development, hosted by scientists from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography: You’ll get to handle live sea stars and urchins, observe fertilization and development under the microscope, and learn about the research activities at SIO!

To attend, please find the event on the library events page and register there!

This event is part of the San Diego Wet Lab’s science workshop series.  Science workshops are usually held every 1st Saturday and 3rd Saturday at 3pm at the La Jolla Library. Please check the La Jolla library events page for location details and changes in the upcoming schedule.