This collection is a selection of student’s “Science in the New Summaries” for the Fall 2018 semester of the Chem. 151 “Biochemistry I” course taught by Dr. Joseph S. Harrison at University of the Pacific. The students were assigned to summarize a recent science article loosely related to the content of the unit. The objective was to demonstrate to the students how interwoven biochemistry is into our daily lives, to give the students an avenue to develop their science communication skills, and to allow the students to control some of the course content. The most popular topics chosen by the students were disease related to Alzheimer’s disease, genetic engineering with CRISPR/Cas9, and protein design studies. However, students covered a wide-array of topics over the semester in areas ranging from RNA evolution to epigenetic changes in bees that control speciation.

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