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TY Students attend DNA Workshop in UCC

The TY Biology classes were invited to a DNA Workshop in UCC on Thursday last 3rd October. The day began with a lecture on DNA & the genetic disease Sickle cell anaemia. The level of the material was high and it stretches the more well able students while Dr Sinead Kerin's style & delivery brings everyone along in an interactive and application filled morning.

The rest of the day was in the Biochemistry Laboratories working on DNA from plants & humans. The use of electrophoresis to find the Sickle cell anaemia genes & the use of techniques on the Leaving Cert Biology course as theory was wonderful.

This is a day that awakens a passion for science & the insight to what college life will be like.

Ms C Lynch

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