inGENEious DNA – Can we really de-extinct a dinosaur?

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
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PERIOD
01/08/2023 to 31/07/2024

Course Description

DNA-molecules store the information necessary to build and sustain living organisms, they are the molecules of heredity and provide the molecular basis for the evolution of species. The molecular structure of DNA and its physicochemical properties are wonderfully suited to accomplish these functions. Insofar DNA is an inGENEious molecule worthwhile to study and understand.

In this series of online exercises “inGENEious DNA” we will highlight some aspects of DNA and its properties which are relevant to our everyday life. In each course we will tell you a fascinating DNA-story and we will provide you with the DNA-basics necessary to understand and discuss this story.

In part two of “inGENEious DNA” : “Can we really de-extinct a dinosaur?” we will continue with a topic at the crossroads of science and fiction as known from the Jurassic-Park movie. This movie can be considered a part of our cultural heritage, and we will try to, scientifically sound, answer the question whether we will ever be able to make this fiction come true.

Subject area

Biology
Life sciences

Time format

self-study

Educational-info

ECTS

none

Organizer

Partner

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Faculty

Faculty of Sciences

Department

Cell Biology Division - Department Biology

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