Up@dawn 2.0

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Group 1: Venter, Chapters 1 and 2

It's a little late at night, but I thought I'd kick things off for our group.

(FQ) What organic molecule was synthesized by Wöhler in the 19th century, allegedly "disproving" vitalism?

(FQ) True/False: In Louis Pasteur's experiment involving the regular beaker and the beaker with the swan shaped neck, bacteria grew in both when exposed to air.

(FQ) What two scientists are credited with the discovery of the structure of DNA?
James Watson and Francis Crick

(DQ) I'd like to discuss everyone's view on "creating life", as was done by Venter and his team.

Below is a link to an interview with Mr. David Rajeski, the director of the Science and Technology Innovation Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, discussing the morality of creating life.

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