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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

Upper School Science teacher Ned Heckman shares with his biology and genetics classes the power of epigenetics.

Are we more than DNA? Testing provides some answers.

DNA testing allows people to see ancestry and predisposition to disease. Senior Adelia Bergner chose to take a DNA test because she had heard her parents talk about their ancestry before, “so I was curious about where I come from,” she said.

Lucy Sandeen, The Rubicon Editor

December 3, 2018

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

Genetics class examines intersection between science and race

Senior Johnny Addicks O'Toole views the part of the RACE: Are we so different? exhibit at the Science Museum that discusses Native American mascots.

Noor Qureishy, The Rubicon Managing Editor

February 25, 2017

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

Next year's science electives include topics like Relativity and Quantum Physics and Space Science.

Stephanie Li, Arts & Entertainment Editor

April 5, 2016

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