Todd M. Smith, Sandra G. Porter, Digital World Biology, LLC, Seattle, WA
The wide application of DNA sequencing has made it possible to identify numerous missense mutations. While it is possible to assign functional consequence to small numbers of changes, understanding why a given change has impact in ways that the can broadly understand is much harder. This level of translation requires either an in-depth understanding of biochemistry or access to a knowledgebase containing this kind of information. Thus far, neither exist. If we can teach students how to predict the effects of ... Read more
I love using molecular structures as teaching tools. They're beautiful, they're easy to obtain, and working with them is fun.
But working with molecular structures as an educators can present some challenges. The biggest problem is that many of the articles describing the structures are not accessible, particularly those published by the ACS (American Chemical Society). I'm hoping that ... Read more