Dr. Stuart Reichler’s Fall 2006 Bio 311C Homework #1
This assignment is due in class 15 November 2006 at 1pm

Write a short essay about a gene.  Include at least the following information in your essay:  the name of the gene; what organism(s) it can be found in; what is the normal function of the gene product, where is it normally expressed, and what happens when it does not function correctly.  Be certain to cite any sources that you use.  (You may not use hemoglobin, RNA polymerase, tRNA, rRNA, or splicesome.)

This assignment should not exceed 400 words.  Please print your paper and turn it in by the start of class 1pm on November 15, 2006.  This homework will be graded on a scale of 0-8 points.  I will subtract 1 point for each day late.