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NSF-funded Workshop Uses Innovative Techniques to Teach Teachers About Genetics
August 6, 2012
The tiny worm, Caenorhabditis elegans, was used to help Atlanta K-12 teachers learn about behavioral and genetic responses to the environment. Through the teachers, the workshop is reaching more than 1,000 students.
Georgia State University
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