BIOL368/F11:Class Journal Week 10

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Chris Rhodes

  1. The purpose of the reading was to familiarize ourselves with the history, function, and relevance of DNA Microarrays. It also taught us how to interpret and draw conclusions from the data that we receive from DNA Microarrays.
  2. I learned how DNA Microarrays can be utilized and applied for many different and diverse areas of studies. They can be very particularly useful for answering questions about gene interactivity and studying the transcriptome of the cell.
  3. I feel like there's probably a lot of things I still don't know about the uses and applications of DNA Microarrays however I probably won't come up with any particular questions about them until I've done more work interpreting and studying them for the final project.

Chris H. Rhodes 20:37, 7 November 2011 (EST)

Samantha M. Hurndon

  1. What was the purpose of these readings? The reading was assigned to introduce us to DNA Microarrays so that we can adequately carry-out our research assignments on Microarrays. After reading the papers we can now understand and be able to interpret data from DNA Microarrays.
  2. What did I learn from these readings? I learned what a DNA Microarray is and how it can be used for determining expression of genes. I also learned how to draw conclusions from Microarray data.
  3. What did I not understand (yet) about the readings? I don't have any questions at the moment, I feel like the papers assigned gave a great deal of information and any lingering question I have can be found in the papers for now.

Samantha M. Hurndon 00:41, 8 November 2011 (EST)

Isaiah M. Castaneda

  1. Microarrays are a very important tool in DNA analysis. These readings really show us why this is and primes us for the research paper we will be presenting in the very near future. These selections were chosen to provide us with a colorful background on microarrays and an introduction to actually utilizing the tool itself.
  2. I learned to decipher which colors meant what in microarrays and why it was important to note color changes. I also learned that although interpreting a microarray may seem simple, there are many other underlying conditions that must be taken into account when dealing with a data set.
  3. The papers were very reader friendly and not too confusing. Of course, all I did was read them and answer questions from one of them. When doing simple things with a paper, nothing seems that perplexing. Rather, it is when you work closely with something that you start to get antsy with minute details. For this reason, I hypothesize that there just may be questions that arise as Samantha & I dissect and inspect our journal club article.

Alex A. Cardenas

  1. The purpose of this reading was to introduce us to Microarrays. Before this reading I have never learned about microarrays but after the readings, it introduced me to them.
  2. I learned how these data readings can be applied and how to read the data from the different color spots. This shows us different transcription factors at play and what genes they are transcribing.
  3. I might have questions later but as of right now answering the questions was not that difficult.

Alex A. Cardenas 19:23, 8 November 2011 (EST)

Nicolette S. Harmon

  1. This reading served as an introduction to Microarrays.
  2. I learned what the purpose of a Microarray is and how to go about interpreting data. I also learned about why it is important for certain genes to either be induced or repressed and how glucose factors into this process.
  3. I don't really have any questions/anything that I don't understand right now since this is a fairly new subject, but once we go more in-depth I may have questions.

Nicolette S. Harmon 23:40, 8 November 2011 (EST)