Dr. Stuart Reichler’s Spring Fall 2007 Bio 325 Homework #1
Must be printed/typed and turned in at the beginning of class
on 17 September 2007

    As I mentioned in class, we will use articles from scientific journals to learn about genetics.  So I would like you to pick an article that you would like to study in class.  The article should relate to one of the topics listed on the syllabus.  Your source should be from a scientific journal and have been published no earlier than 2002.  You can certainly use a mainstream news source to get ideas, but I want you to find an article of original research not a report by a journalist.  If you have any questions about the appropriateness of your choice, please ask.

    To help us grade this assignment, please follow this format:

Class (Bio 325 and include whether you are in the 9am or 12pm class)

Your name

Article title, author’s name(s), journal title, volume, page number(s), and the date of publication

Include a short description of the question(s) posed in the article, how this article relates to one or more of the topics listed on the syllabus, and the reason that this article would make for an interesting class.

    I will present some of these articles in class, so please include enough information so that I can make an informed decision on what articles we want to use for class.  Make certain that your citation is correct.  Also, for class presentation, it would be helpful if the article has sufficient figures to make a visually compelling presentation.
    This assignment should not exceed 800 words.  This homework will be graded on a scale of 0-4 points.  Your grade will be determined on your ability to find an appropriate article, your identification of the question being asked, and your rationale for choosing the article. 
The typed/word-processed paper should be printed and turned in during class on September 17, 2007 at the beginning of classI will subtract 0.5 points for each day late.