Urban Barcode Research Program: 2014 Participant Reflections
Students reflect on participation in the Urban Barcode Research Program, a science education initiative to engage high school students to study biodiversity in NYC using DNA technology. Students complete introductory workshops and then conduct independent, student-driven research projects using DNA barcoding under expert mentorship.
DNA, barcoding, DNA barcoding, Stoeckle, CSHL, DNALC, genetics, gene, biodiversity, species, iBOL, phylogenetic, diversity
- ID: 17006
- Source: DNALC.UBP
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A DNA barcode is a DNA sequence that uniquely identifies each species of living thing. Dr. Mark Stoeckle talks about the history of DNA barcoding, from 2003 to today.
An animation introducing the concept of a DNA barcode, how it works, and what type of research questions DNA barcoding can answer.
Students participants in the 2014 Urban Barcode Project describe their projects and reflect on the experience, including the challenges and rewards of doing independent student research.
Students and teachers who participated in the 2012 Urban Barcode Project reflect on the experience, including the challenges and rewards of doing independent student research.
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