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Designer Genes C

Post by Adi1008 » August 13th, 2019, 4:14 pm

Designer Genes C: Participants will solve problems and analyze data or diagrams using their knowledge of the basic principles of genetics, molecular genetics and biotechnology.

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Re: Designer Genes C

Post by gumboii » September 4th, 2019, 4:54 pm

Can anyone recommend any reference books and practice books? Thanks

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Re: Designer Genes C

Post by Mr.Epithelium » September 12th, 2019, 6:26 pm

gumboii wrote:
September 4th, 2019, 4:54 pm
Can anyone recommend any reference books and practice books? Thanks

Khan Academy has great articles about genetics and biotech, but their practice questions are lacking in some areas.

Ask your Biology teacher to borrow a textbook! Those usually have greatly in-depth chapters and pictures on Designer Genes related material along with practice questions.

Scioly.com's test exchange has numerous practice tests covering a wide range of difficulties, and most being within the rules of this year.
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Re: Designer Genes C

Post by eagerlearner102 » September 14th, 2019, 4:45 pm

This is my first year doing Designer Genes.
Is the genetics section of Campbell Biology (200 pages) sufficient enough as a reference, or would I need to read a genetics textbook?
I have a Humans Genetic textbook by Ricki Lewis that is quite long (430 pages).

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Re: Designer Genes C

Post by gz839918 » September 14th, 2019, 5:13 pm

eagerlearner102 wrote:
September 14th, 2019, 4:45 pm
This is my first year doing Designer Genes.
Is the genetics section of Campbell Biology (200 pages) sufficient enough as a reference, or would I need to read a genetics textbook?
I have a Humans Genetic textbook by Ricki Lewis that is quite long (430 pages).
I personally like Campbell for biology events, although for no study event should any sort of resource be a stand-alone reference for the entirety of your preparation. Campbell is generally more straightforward and less confusing than other introductory biology textbooks, but it's good to complement it with other textbooks (like your genetics book), online resources, and past designer genes tests. You wouldn't need a specialized genetics textbook, but if you have it already, then great!

It's worth noting that older editions of Campbell may not cover more recent findings in genetics.
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Re: Designer Genes C

Post by Mr.Epithelium » September 14th, 2019, 6:02 pm

gz839918 wrote:
September 14th, 2019, 5:13 pm
eagerlearner102 wrote:
September 14th, 2019, 4:45 pm
This is my first year doing Designer Genes.
Is the genetics section of Campbell Biology (200 pages) sufficient enough as a reference, or would I need to read a genetics textbook?
I have a Humans Genetic textbook by Ricki Lewis that is quite long (430 pages).
I personally like Campbell for biology events, although for no study event should any sort of resource be a stand-alone reference for the entirety of your preparation. Campbell is generally more straightforward and less confusing than other introductory biology textbooks, but it's good to complement it with other textbooks (like your genetics book), online resources, and past designer genes tests. You wouldn't need a specialized genetics textbook, but if you have it already, then great!

It's worth noting that older editions of Campbell may not cover more recent findings in genetics.

Definitely agree, Campbell is a wonderful resource that ties genetics topics together. Genetic books like yours go slightly more in-depth! However, some biotech topics like RFLP or Next-Gen sequencing is not covered in much detail in Campbell. For those, online resources like gz839918 mentioned are good companions.
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Re: Designer Genes C

Post by eagerlearner102 » September 22nd, 2019, 9:38 pm

What are your guys' advice for a study event (study strategies, planning, team member collaboration, etc.)?

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Re: Designer Genes C

Post by jaspattack » September 27th, 2019, 2:06 pm

eagerlearner102 wrote:
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What are your guys' advice for a study event (study strategies, planning, team member collaboration, etc.)?
Take practice tests. See what you and your partners strengths are - if you can separate the pages on the test, have both partners working on different parts. It's a lot like studying for a test you'll take in class, just with a partner.
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Re: Designer Genes C

Post by eagerlearner102 » September 27th, 2019, 8:24 pm

When should I start taking practice tests? The invitational for me is in late February.
Also, did you have to read any gel electrophoresis results or other biotechnology data results? If so, did you need lab experience or was it more to answer a test question?

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Re: Designer Genes C

Post by Vortexx2 » September 27th, 2019, 8:58 pm

eagerlearner102 wrote:
September 27th, 2019, 8:24 pm
When should I start taking practice tests? The invitational for me is in late February.
Also, did you have to read any gel electrophoresis results or other biotechnology data results? If so, did you need lab experience or was it more to answer a test question?
I would say it is never too early to start taking practice tests. They are invaluable and help you determine what you need to study more. Also you do need to read gel electrophoresis results but lab experience is not needed. There are many different resources you can use that explain how to read the data results.
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