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Genetic Mutations and the Mutant Souls Who Love Them

An introduction to the cause and effect of mutations in humans and animals, with examples of unusual mutations and their genetic origins
Barry Feigelman
17 total reviews for this teacher
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Class Experience

Students will learn the genetic basis of mutations, and understand the various types of mutations and their possible causes. They will be introduced to the modern genetics concepts of DNA, genes, meiosis, and chromosomes to explain how traits are inherited. They will see examples of unusual genetic abnormalities and will gain knowledge of the mutations that caused them. 
No homework or prior reading is required
Please have paper and pen or an open blank document on your computer for jotting down your questions and key terms
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
No assessments
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
There will be graphic displays of people with real genetic abnormalities. The individuals will be presented in a respectful and scientifically focused manner 


Barry FeigelmanKnowledgeable & Entertaining Life Sciences & Math Educator and Berkeley Grad
17 total reviews
23 completed classes

About Me

I am a former molecular biologist and business development manager in the Bio-Pharmaceutical Drug Discovery sector. I've spent over 15 years in the biopharmaceutical industry working with Ph.D. level chemists and biologists engaged in discovering... 
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