• The US Winter One Acts will take place on Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. in Huss.

  • The next senior speeches will take place on January 18, with speakers Preston Fares and Annie Kristal

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What we inherit: Heckman teaches epigenetic craze

What we inherit: Heckman teaches epigenetic craze

Mimi Geller, Director of RubicOnline

January 17, 2019


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Anyone who has seen Upper School science teacher Ned Heckman teach knows that his enthusiasm for incredible scientific breakthroughs is boundless. He entertains his classes with humor, dramatized actions and wacky analogies. The same is true for epigenetics, a hot topic in the genetics world, according to Heckman. Heckman, who teaches Geneti...

Are we more than DNA? Testing provides some answers.

Are we more than DNA? Testing provides some answers.

Lucy Sandeen, The Rubicon Editor

December 3, 2018


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Genome sequencing has become more accessible than ever, sometimes causing reevaluation of identity.

Genetics class examines intersection between science and race

Genetics class examines intersection between science and race

Noor Qureishy, The Rubicon Managing Editor

February 25, 2017


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The Advanced Topics in Biology: Genetics class explored how social issues and science come together by visiting the RACE: Are we so different? exhibit at the Science Museum on Feb. 24.

Heckman and Schmidt teach new science electives

Heckman and Schmidt teach new science electives

Stephanie Li, Arts & Entertainment Editor

April 5, 2016


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The new science electives include: Advanced Topics in Biology: Genetics and Advanced Topics in Chemistry: Organic Chemistry.