E3a. Current Events in Gene Therapy

1. Review Packets from Friday
2. Hand back tests
3. Add to wiki good study tips
4. Read the article below and answer the corresponding questions

Read the New York Times article carefully and answer the following questions:

1. Why did scientists choose to try to reconstruct the E. coli bacteria?
2. How many genes does the E. coli bacteria have? Does this surprise you? Why or why not?
3. Describe how E. coli bacteria metabolize food.
4. How does E. coli swim? Describe.
5. What is one potential benefit to creating a model of E. coli?


  • Dropbox the NY Times Article Questions for meeting 2 (G: Tues, B: Wed)
  • From page A116, dropbox questions 1-3 and the Challenge question for meeting 2 (G: Tues, B: Wed). Call it "E3a-a."
  • Get test signed by a parent by friday(2/6/09)