Unit Two

Genome Expression

Chapter 4: Basic Research with DNA Microarrays


Section 4.1 Introduction to Microarrays

  • What happened to my home brew?
  • What can we learn from stressed out yeast?
  • Why are there so many copies of some genes but not others?
  • How well do promoters control gene expression?
  • Are promoters able to work in reverse?

Math Minutes:

4.1 How do you transform the data to avoid fractions?
How do you measure similarity between expression patterns?

4.3 How do you cluster genes?

Section 4.2 Alternative Uses of DNA Microarrays

  • Why do so many different genes share the same expression profile?
  • Can cells verify their own genes?

Math Minutes:

4.4 Is it useful to compare the columns of a gene expression matrix?


Chapter 5: Applied Research with DNA Microarrays

Section 5.1 Cancer and Genomic Microarrays

  • Are there better ways to diagnose cancer?
  • Can breast cancer be categorized with microarrays, too?
  • What genomic changes occur in cancer cells?

Math Minutes:

5.1 What are signature genes, and how do you use them?


Section 5.2 Improving Healthcare with DNA Microarrays

  • Why is the tuberculosis vaccine is less effective now?
  • How does this drug work?
  • Can we predict which drugs will work best in different cancers?
  • What happens when you accumulate fat?

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