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High School Students Attend Genetics Conference

High School Students Attend Genetics Conference

Students pictured from left to right: Row 1: Nathalie Weiss, AnnaClaire Lackney, Grace Haffner, Corinne Fanta, Celia Caesar, Gracie Lyons, Whitney Weiss Row 2: Emma Worple, Emily Ferguson, Sydney Seeger, Fiona Kane, Lucy Hanley Row 3: Cohen Bailey, Gordon Goodwin, Ethan Crouse, Ethan Kennedy

Mariemont High School AP Biology students recently attended the annual Genetics Update Conference held at Wyoming High School, presented by internationally recognized and recently semi-retired Indiana University Genetics professor Sam Rhine.

Each year, Dr. Rhine shares the most recent advancements in genetics with high school students throughout the United States and abroad. Students attending the 2016-17 conference participated in a fast-paced, four-hour session focused on induced pluripotent stem cells, man-made CRISPR/Cas9 and applications for human gene editing.

"Students were both excited about the prospects associated with this new technology and considerate of the bioethical implications facing future generations," said Elizabeth Briggs, AP Biology instructor.