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Designer Genes C

Post by pikachu4919 » August 17th, 2020, 3:16 am

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 AstroClarinet » September 8th, 2020, 7:42 am

"Making mutants in the lab"... hmm
"Nucleic acid vaccines"... might have something to do with a certain virus?
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Re: Designer Genes C

Post by jaspattack » September 8th, 2020, 8:01 am

The new rules changes are small, but intriguing. I'm a fan of the new National topics, even though I'll probably never take a test with them :cry: Ultimately I knew not a lot would be changed but there are some neat topics that got added.
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Re: Designer Genes C

Post by EwwPhysics » September 8th, 2020, 4:08 pm

So overall, the changes are
  • Next generation sequencing is now a reg/state topic
  • Random vs targeted mutagenesis is now a reg/state topic
  • DNA repair is now a reg/state topic
  • Nucleic acid vaccines (should probably be pretty straightforward?) was added to the national topics
  • Making mutants in the lab (I have no idea what that means lol) was added to the national topics
  • Genomics and metagenomics in medicine and health (from what I can understand, this, or at least topics similar to this, were already tested occasionally?) was added to the national topics
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Re: Designer Genes C

Post by s139670 » November 2nd, 2020, 10:40 pm

Hey, this is my first year in the science olympiad and I picked this event. I learned that the 12 edition Campbell textbook is useful for this event, along with the sample tests from previous years (found on the forums) and the CD. Is there anything me and my teammate should use to study for this event? And is there anything you would recommend for me and my teammate to do to get better at this? I founded the club/team at our school so the organization itself is new. I would love to receive experienced feedback from experienced competitors. Thank You!

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Re: Designer Genes C

Post by jaspattack » November 3rd, 2020, 11:32 pm

s139670 wrote:
November 2nd, 2020, 10:40 pm
Hey, this is my first year in the science olympiad and I picked this event. I learned that the 12 edition Campbell textbook is useful for this event, along with the sample tests from previous years (found on the forums) and the CD. Is there anything me and my teammate should use to study for this event? And is there anything you would recommend for me and my teammate to do to get better at this? I founded the club/team at our school so the organization itself is new. I would love to receive experienced feedback from experienced competitors. Thank You!
I think that Campbell is a very good resource, especially when starting out. Doing the practice questions and whatnot throughout is a good primer for taking actual tests later on. The best thing is just to practice - take lots of tests, and look at how you did. Make notes about what questions you got wrong and why you got them wrong - do you need to add to your notes? Practice tests can be very good indicators of information that might be missing from your notes. Other than that though, it's simply a lot of studying. Designer Genes is a study event, after all.

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Re: Designer Genes C

Post by WangwithaTang » Yesterday, 11:26 pm

Has this event changed drastically since it was released? As in, would past tests from three years ago be passable to take for practice today?

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Re: Designer Genes C

Post by WangwithaTang » Today, 12:12 am

What do you guys recommend as study material for this event?

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