This project was prepared as part of a BioQUEST faculty development workshop entitled Modeling in Bioinformatics at Lane Community College in October 2004. The BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium is committed to the reform of undergraduate biology instruction through an emphasis on engaging students in realistic scientific practices. This approach is sometimes characterized as an inquiry driven approach and is captured in BioQUEST's three P's (problem-posing, problem-solving, and peer-persuasion). As part of this workshop groups of faculty were encouraged to initiate innovative curricular projects. We are sharing these works in progress in the hope that they will stimulate further exploration, collaboration and development. Please see the following links for additional information:

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BRCA Mutations and Breast Cancer
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Patricia Ashby
Scottsdale Community College

Ruth Phillips
Washington State University-Vancouver


Brief Overview:

Exploring the use of genetic information (BRCA1 and BRCA2) to predict the best type of therapy for a breast cancer patient and develop new individual-based therapies.  



- brca.ppt