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Eighth-graders unravel mysteries of DNA

| November 4, 2015
Eighth-graders unravel mysteries of DNA

The classroom full of eighth graders sat, transfixed, watching the presentation about how donated organs could spread disease — in this case, valley fever, which is caused by a soil-dwelling fungus

The students at Sinagua Middle School were learning basics of pathogen genomics from TGen North research associate Michael Valentine. Valentine was presenting in the class’ first Scientist in the Classroom visit.

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