Dr. Stuart Reichler’s Fall 2006 Bio 325 Homework #5
This assignment is due in class 7 December 2006 at 9:30am

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 specific genes that we have discussed in class such as: hemoglobin, RNA polymerase, DNA polymerase, helicase, primase, ligase, tRNA, rRNA, splicesome, telomerase, reverse transcriptase, HLA, cyclin, or cdk.)

This assignment should not exceed 400 words.  Please print your cartoon and turn it in by the start of class 9:30am on December 7, 2006.  This homework will be graded on a scale of 0-3 points.  I will subtract 0.5 points for each day late.