News Flash: Roger Grace's Blog on MEMS Commercialization 2007 - "The future is very bright for MEMS, especially in the "killer application" sector. Whereas in the past only a handful of these high-volume applications existed, I expect to see many more opportunities for MEMS in many other areas, including biomedical applications." This has been found to be true recently with Yole's 2011 analysis of the MEMS industry.
DNA Microarray Learning Module
This category contains the files for the DNA Microarray Learning Module.
This module covers how DNA microarrays are used in various biomedical applications. It also allows the participants to explore how DNA microarrays are fabricated and interpreted, and to discuss the questions being raised about the ethics of such devices.
This learning module is supported by several short videos on YouTube:
An Introduction to DNA Microarrays (9:54 minutes)
How Does A DNA Microarray Work? (7:03 minutes)
DNA Microarray Fabrication (10:40 minutes)
DNA Hybridization Animation (0:29 seconds)
DNA Microarray Animation (0:55 seconds)
This learning module provides an overview of DNA microarrays, what they do, how they work, how they are fabricated, and how they are used.
Participants will explore DNA hybridization, the applications of DNA microarray, and the ethics of their use.
A DNA Microarray Model Kit allows students to build a macro-sized DNA microarray and simulate its use and interpretation.
Latest Revision: October 2014 (Changes made to DNA Microarray Model Activity, KP and FA)