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Exploring Bioinformatics with Insulin
 
 
Authors          Audiences          Overview           Materials          Resources           Future Directions
 

 


Authors


Linda Grisham
Lesley University


Peter Halbrooks
University of Vermont


 
   
 


Possible Audiences:

pre-service undergrads and in-service teachers  

 
 


Brief Overview

This will be a modification of Bioinformatics exercise developed by Bioquest & EdGrid that focused on hemeglobin. Generative Questions: How do different gene mutations lead to different gene products? Are parts of insulin more highly conserved than others? How can insulin sequences be used to study evolution?  

 
   
 


Project Materials

Insulin Readings on genetics, insulin, diabetes, and bioinformatics.  

 
 


Resources and References

Bioquest and EdGrid  

 
   
 


Future Directions

Continue selecting suitable DNA sequences to look at mutations, for alignment, and for phylogentic work. Continue selecting suitable insulin variants whose structure is known to look at the conserved areas  

 
 


Attachments


- Insulin.ppt