Cute Geckos and 'Juicy Sequences' in My Genomics Internship

Posted December 22, 2016 - 4:45pm

Cute Geckos and 'Juicy Sequences' in My Genomics Internship - a blogpost by Benjamin, 2016 YES! GGI Intern

Ben was so energetic and eager to work in the lab during his YES! Global Genome internship that he was quoted saying “those geckos aren’t going to barcode themselves…”, while working with Dan Mulcahy (GGI) on DNA Barcoding the amphibians and reptiles recently collected in Myanmar on a GGI funded expedition. Read Ben's account of his experience on his project here.

The Youth Engagement through Science (YES!)   program is a career immersion and science communication program for youth. YES! GGI interns spent 12 weeks during the summer and fall of 2016 building their science and communication skills, working side by side with scientists working with DNA in the National Museum of Natural History’s genomics laboratory, and doing independent research projects using the technology of genomic science.