0:40 | How many genes in the human genome? An update.
4:36 | A new sensory structure found in the gut
9:27 | Featured: Advice on using media properly from Barbara Waxer
1 | Update: Number of Genes in Human Genome
A recent article in Science News kinda sounds like the known number of genes in the human genome has doubled since the report cited in a recent episode. Nope. It’s just that experts are now often including both protein-coding genes and noncoding (RNA-coding) genes in the total.
- A recount of human genes ups the number to at least 46,831 (Recent Science News article; and a hint to today’s lucky numbers)
- TAPP Radio Episode 20 (episode where we discussed the number of genes in the human genome)
2 | New Sensory Structure Found in the Gut
A new sensory structure has been documented in the lining of the mammalian gut. It involves the enteroendocrine cell, which has now been shown to synapse with neurons that lead to the brain via the vagus nerve, sort of like other epithelial-nervous sensory structures like the tactile disk (Merkel disk) arrangement in the skin.
- A gut-brain neural circuit for nutrient sensory transduction (research article in Science)
- A gut feeling (summary of the research)
- Permission granted to use image here in teaching (attribution: Kevin Patton theAPprofessor.org or link back to this page)
3 | Interview with Barbara Waxer
Barbara Waxer, a professor of media and expert in copyright and the use of media joins Kevin for a chat about a topic that has come up before: how to properly use media created by others in our A&P course.
- www.barbarawaxer.com (Barbara’s website, where she curates a large collection of resources)
- Internet Surf and Turf-Revealed: The Essential Guide to Copyright, Fair Use, and Finding Media (book by Barbara)
- Teach Act – Copyright Clearance Center (brief synopsis; PDF file)
- Creative Commons
- TAPP Radio Episode 26 (in which Greg Crowther suggested the importance of citing our sources)
- TAPP Radio Episode 25 (in which Kevin first mentioned integrity in using images in our teaching)
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