Gene Machine to visit Woodmont High School

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The Greenwood Genetic Center’s (GGC) Gene Machine will be at Woodmont High School on Tuesday, Mar. 13 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Students in Honors Biology classes will have the opportunity to perform hands-on experiments on-board the mobile lab to learn about current technologies and lab skills in the field of genetics as well as career opportunities in biotechnology.

The Greenwood Genetic Center was awarded a grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute in 2009 that allowed the Center to acquire the mobile science laboratory.

The Gene Machine is a 41-foot custom bus equipped as a state-of-the-art genetics laboratory. The Gene Machine is available to travel to high schools across the state providing students first-hand exposure to the vast technologies used in the medical genetics arena. This opportunity is provided at no cost to schools.

During the 2010-2011 school year, the Gene Machine visited schools in 26 counties across SC serving over 3600 students. Participating teachers select hands-on laboratory activities for their classes.

For more information about GGC please visit www.ggc.org.