Sachem Hosts Genetics Update Conference

Sachem Hosts Genetics Update Conference photo
Students and staff from several Long Island districts gathered in the Sachem High School North auditorium for a lecture on groundbreaking cancer genetics research topics by Indiana University professor Dr. Sam Rhine.

The college-style lecture covered multiple areas of the genetics scientific discipline, spanning from causes of different forms of cancer to the possibilities of correcting genetic diseases. Dr. Rhine also spoke to students and educators about ongoing organ transplant research involving pigs and promising new research with the capabilities to edit genomes known as clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR). 

Students and staff were encouraged to ask questions throughout the lecture, and educators were provided with information to perform their own in-class genetic experiments.