The selection of degrees to pursue has increased by two for students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at N.C. State University — a bachelor of science degree in genetics and a master’s degree in environmental assessment. The new degree in genetics will be the first major in genetics in the UNC system. The Master of Environmental Assessment Degree is designed as a completely online degree.
“What really got me interested in genetics is the fact that the results are tangible and what you get to work with allows for almost an infinite amount of possibility,” says Nathan Bihlmeyer, a biochemistry undergraduate who received the prestigious Goldwater 2010 Scholarship. He hopes to become a human genetics researcher.
Three different websites carry three different headlines: Eurekalert announces, “New paradigm identifies gene responsible for acetaminophen-induced liver injury.” Futurity.org covers the discovery of a “potent target for stopping colon cancer.” And Scientific American says, “To better study disease, mice that reflect human DNA diversity.” Aside from their focus on human health, what do these headlines have in common?
Dr. Trudy F.C. Mackay has been elected into the National Academy of Sciences, one of the world’s most important scientific societies.