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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Regulatin' Genes

Some of us old fuddy-duddies have been learning about the regulation of transcription for over forty years. When you've been teaching about regulatory proteins, like HOX proteins, for twenty-five years, the novelty sort of wears off.

It's fun to see the enthusiasm of students who have just recently been "turned on" by gene regulation, especially when one of them is also a Toronto Blue Jays fan! Strange that the university looks a lot more like Stanford than the University of Toronto [HumBio instructor, students rap about science on YouTube].


  1. That's awesome!

    *laugh* As a husband of a bio teacher, I always appreciate other people sharing these things; they make great additions to the online content.

    I really liked Hi, Meiosis, too.

  2. Sorry but I really liked this. When you are teaching high school students anything like this that you can use to wake them back up is gold.