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NSF-funded Workshop Uses Innovative Techniques to Teach Teachers About Genetics

August 6, 2012

Nicole Turner and Casonya Johnson 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. Full Story

Georgia State University

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