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Schoolchildren from the Niño Jesús de Praga School in Vigo are introduced to genetics by the CiMUS of the USC


Students from the Niño Jesús de Praga School in Vigo have been introduced today to genetic research by the USC's CiMUS. Coinciding with the commemoration of International DNA Day, one of the most important dates for science, the 3rd and 4th ESO students visited this unique centre to learn more about the lines of research and techniques used in this field, They were accompanied by CiMUS researchers Lucía Fernández-Pedrera Garbayo, Alba Salgado Roo, Sheila Recarey Rendo, Ángela Rivero Recimil and Olalla Maroñas, from the Genomics & Bioinformatics Group, and also visited the Pharmacogen and Advanced Therapies and cellular models laboratories. During their visit to this centre, the students were also able to put into practice the knowledge acquired by carrying out workshops on strawberry DNA extraction and metabolisers.