9th Grade Annenberg Science Symposium Team Meets with Mentor to Explore the Personal Genome
The Annenberg team has been busy working on their topic on understanding the personal genome and how decoding the genome will influence your future medical care. Students have been researching this topic and collaborating with both lunchtime meetings and through the use of Google docs. The students met with their mentor, Adele Schneider, M.D, FACMG, Director, Clinical Genetics Medical Director, Victor Center for Jewish Genetic Diseases, Albert Einstein Medical Center to discuss the cutting edge science and the bioethical implications. Dr. Schneider presented a 20 minute overview and then dialogued with the students who were fascinated with the current science to decipher the genome as well as the future potential. "Our students asked many questions whose answers will help them develop their scenarios when they present at the Annenberg High School Science Symposium on March 15th at 7 pm at Bryn Mawr Hospital," shares Rhonda August, symposium advisor. The community is welcome to attend.